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Traffic stop leads Leon County deputies to meth trafficking arrest

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Posted at 7:49 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 19:49:17-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Deputies say a blocked car tag led them to pull over and arrest a suspected meth trafficker in Tallahassee.

Troy Law, 50, of Tallahassee was arrested Tuesday afternoon after being pulled over for a traffic violation.

Leon County deputies say they initially pulled over the truck Law was driving because an attached wench was blocking the vehicle’s tag.

During the traffic stop, Law agreed to a body search. Deputies then found two butane torch lighters, commonly used for smoking meth, in his pocket. An arrest report says that deputies thought Law may have been hiding a weapon inside his pants so they started patting down his legs and ankles.

Investigators say Law then began lifting his legs and tried to run away but was quickly detained, leading deputies to discover two separate bags of a “crystal-like substance” in his sock as well about $200 in cash.

Law told the deputies that he would "stand up to the dope charge," and asked how much his bond would be. Investigators later determined that Law had more than ounce of meth on his person.

Based on the evidence, Law was charged with trafficking meth and resisting arrest. He is being held without bond.