A Shawnee police officer’s observation of a suspended driver led to a traffic stop, two arrests and the seizure more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.
Arrested on complaints including trafficking in controlled dangerous substance and possession of CDS with intent to distribute were Wesly Tubbs, 22, and Kyle Severs, 23. Formal charges have not been filed.
According to a police report, Officer Austin Bizzell was on patrol in the 200 block of South Dixon Street Wednesday night when he saw a driver he knew as Tubbs driving a vehicle, knowing that Tubbs does not have a valid driver license.
According to the repot, Tubbs pulled into driveway and exited the vehicle, where he was arrested on an outstanding Pottawatomie County arrest warrant. Severs, his passenger, exited vehicle and also was later detained by police.
Because Bizzell had arrested Tubbs on prior narcotics violations, the report shows, the officer asked Severs if there were any drugs in the vehicle, with Severs replying “no.”
Other officers arrived at the scene to assist. During a search of the vehicle for impound, police found a case with two large baggies of what appeared to be methamphetamine.
Both suspects were taken in for questioning. The police report shows Tubbs admitted he had purchased the meth for $300 prior the traffic stop.
Severs, during questioning, was asked if he had any narcotics on his person. He said it wasn’t his, but motioned toward his backside, the report shows, where he retrieved a brown bag from his shorts with a large amount of what appeared to be meth, the report reads.
Severs allegedly told police that while being pulled over, Tubbs handed him the bag for hiding.
Both were transported to the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center on the drug-related complaints, with police seizing the vehicle, a 1991 GMC pickup, as well as confiscating the meth and other items.
According to the report, the bag found in the vehicle contained 25 grams of meth and the bag on Severs’ person contained 30 grams.
A gram of methamphetamine is reported to be about the same size as what is in a single packet of a sugar substitute, although a package containing meth could be sold on the street for up to $100.
Both arrestees remained jailed Thursday night, with Tubbs held on a $45,000 bond and Severs held on $25,000 bond.
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