By Jessie Williams
A Bethpage man was arrested last week on multiple drug charges after officers discovered Fentanyl, methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription pills in his vehicle.
According to a report filed by arresting officer Deputy Jason Sells, he was on patrol on December 10, 2021, when he observed a vehicle in front of him with expired tags.
The officer performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and the driver, identified as 20-year-old Steven Tucker Hunter, was unable to produce any documents requested by Deputy Sells. The officer also observed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and Mr. Hunter appeared to move in a manner that indicated he was trying to hide something.
Deputy Josh Meador, Detective Jacob McClard and Detective William Tuck arrived on the scene to assist.
Mr. Hunter was asked to exit the vehicle, and was detained as a search was conducted.
A blue-gray rock looking substance, weighing approximately 1.33 grams, was found inside the console. The substance field tested positive for Fentanyl.
In the rear of the vehicle, officers also discovered a sock containing two separate baggies of what appeared to be methamphetamine. One bag weighed approximately 1.25 grams and the other weighed approximately 1.31 grams. The substance in both baggies field tested positive for methamphetamine along with Fentanyl. Another baggie containing approximately 8.44 grams of marijuana was also found. A fourth baggie contained 20 Xanax/Alprazolam tablets.
Around $300 in cash and two cell phones were also found on Mr. Hunter’s person.
The vehicle was towed to the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, and all evidence was seized.
Mr. Hunter was booked into the Macon County Jail on the following charges: 4 counts of manufacturing narcotics, manufacture/deliver/possess methamphetamine, violation of registration law, failure to carry a license, and two counts of financial responsibility violation.
His bond was set at $57,500, and he is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on January 26, 2022.