Drug charge levied
Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 5:00 pm
The Messenger, April 15, 2013
A South Fulton man was charged with drug- and alcohol-related offenses following a traffic stop for allegedly speeding Saturday in Union City.
Jerry Wayne Adams, 52, of 3629 Old Fulton Harris Road, South Fulton, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. Saturday on charges of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and driving under the influence, according to a Union City Police Department report.
A Union City police officer reported he was patroling on Nailling Drive when he observed a motorcycle traveling 71 mph in a 45 mph zone. He also said he saw the motorcycle weaving into oncoming traffic.
The officer was able to catch up to the motorcycle at the exit of the city limits. He again reported he saw the motorcycle weaving into oncoming traffic and said the driver seemed to have trouble operating the bike. The driver finally pulled over for police just outside the city limits.
According to the report, the officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol as he approached the motorcyclist. During a search of the driver, the officer discovered a small baggy containing a white rock-type substance that appeared to be crack cocaine, as well as two pocket knives.
Several field sobriety tests were administered and the motorcyclist allegedly told the officer he had two 40-ounce beers prior to riding his motorcycle. Adams was placed under arrest on the DUI and possession charges, and he was transported to the hospital for blood to be drawn for testing and then to the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex.
The Kawasaki motorcycle was seized by police due to the possession charge, according to the report.