JACKSON COUNTY, FL (WTXL) - Jackson County Sheriff's Office said they have arrested a man who tried to hide meth in his mouth and a large amount of rifle bullets with a pair of brass knuckles in his car.
Deputies said that around 1:40 p.m., they stopped 46-year-old Larry Neel for expired tags near the intersection of Highway 90 and north Highway 71. The deputy who stopped Neel said that his hands were shaking and he appeared to be nervous.
A second deputy arrived with a K-9 who sniffed around the car and alerted the deputies of narcotics coming from the driver's door.
They escorted Neel to the front of the car and noticed he was hiding something in his mouth. Deputies said they saw him chewing the object and they said they heard plastic cracking. They told him to spit it out.
Neel refused to spit it out, but they forced him to eventually. They said he was chewing on a contact lens case with what later tested as meth in it.
Once they searched Neel's car, they found a large amount of rifle ammo and a pair of brass knuckles. They also found a stolen license in his wallet.
After being medically cleared at the Jackson Hospital, he was transported to the Jackson County Correctional Facility to wait for his first appearance in court. Neel was charged for the possession of the ammunition, meth, drug paraphernalia, and the stolen license.