A Cumberland County man arrested on an outstanding attachment for failure to complete terms of VORP relating to theft of merchandise and evading arrest charges filed in August now is accused of taking methamphetamine into the county jail.
In addition to the attachment, Joel Ryan Smith, 23, 383 Clear Creek Rd., is now charged with felony possession of meth and introducing contraband into a penal institution, according to an arrest report.
Deputy Ryan Ashburn wrote he was traveling on Peavine Rd. when he spotted a vehicle without headlights or taillights turning onto E. First St. He stopped the vehicle and learned the driver, identified as Smith, was wanted on the outstanding attachment.
Smith was taken into custody at which time Ashburn wrote he asked Smith if he had anything illegal in his possession.
While Smith was being booked at the Justice Center, corrections officers saw a clear bag of a powdery substance fall out of Smith’s pant leg. Ashburn’s report indicates the substance was identified as meth and weighed approximately 7.25 grams.
Smith was placed under $27,000 bond and appeared in General Sessions court last Thursday. He was appointed representation from the Public Defender’s Office and his bond reset at $10,000. His cases were continued to Jan. 31.