A 26-year-old Arnold man was arrested for allege possession of methamphetamine after he reportedly tried to run away from Arnold Police officers. He was arrested at about 1 a.m. June 2 in the 1900 block of Richardson Road, police reported.
Officers spotted a 1999 Ford Explorer that did not have a front license plate and pulled it over. When the SUV stopped, the suspect jumped out of a rear passenger-side door and tried to run away, the report.
Officers quickly caught up to him and stopped him without a struggle. An officer searched a backpack the man was carrying and allegedly found a bag with a white crystal-like substance believed to be meth, a scale and a box of plastic bags, according to the report.
The man was taken to the Police Station, where he was booked and released pending application for warrants. The driver of the SUV was given a warning to replace the front license plate on the Explorer, the report said.
Depending on the drug analysis, Arnold Police will seek charges against the man through the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, as well as resisting arrest, Capt. Rich Shular said.