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A 35-year-old Cedar Hill man was arrested in Arnold for alleged possession of methamphetamine. The substance was found in a Jeep the suspect got into and started up outside Lowe’s, 920 Arnold Commons Drive, Arnold Police reported.

At about 1:50 p.m. April 20, officers patrolling the parking lot spotted the 2002 Jeep, which had only one license plate and was registered to a Dodge pickup. A short time later, officers saw the suspect leave the home improvement store and get into the Jeep, the report said.

The man started the Jeep, but when he saw the patrol car, he didn’t start driving. Officers approached the Jeep and allegedly smelled marijuana, according to the report.

The suspect said he did not have anything illegal in the Jeep, but a police dog indicated there could be illegal drugs in it. Then, the man allegedly told police he had marijuana and a pipe and when the officers searched the Jeep, they found a plastic tube that contained a crystal substance believed to be meth and a pipe with residue inside it, the report said.

The man was arrested and taken to the Police Station, where he was booked and released pending application for warrants. Depending on results of 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, Detective Lt. Jason Valentine said.

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