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LCSO arrests man after finding meth during traffic stop

LCSO arrests man after finding meth during traffic stop
Posted at 12:21 PM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 08:58:05-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Police say a tag violation led them to find meth inside a Tallahassee man’s car.  

Court documents say on Sunday at 2:16 p.m., while deputies were patrolling the Blountstown Hwy area, they became suspicious of a green Saturn sedan. Deputies then pulled behind the vehicle and conducted a random search of the tag.

After searching the tag, deputies found that the tag wasn’t registered to any vehicle, so they stopped the car for a tag violation.

Deputies say the driver didn’t stop and appeared to be reaching down under the seat, which court documents note is common for someone trying to hide illegal drugs.

The driver, Kenneth Durrance, 51, eventually stopped. According to deputies, Durrance already had a warrant out in North Carolina and was driving with a suspended license.

Documents say deputies arrested Durrance and told him that K-9 officers would be coming to conduct a free air sniff around the vehicle. That’s when he admitted to having meth inside his vehicle.

Deputies went back to the car and found four small Ziploc bags of meth and a digital scale. The total weight of the packages was 10.3 grams.

They also found a glass pipe sitting on the ground near the vehicle. Documents say Durrance also had $235 in cash on him.

Durrance was transported to the Leon County Detention Center where he is facing multiple charges including possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and possession of paraphernalia.