Police: Man tries to run and hide after speeding stop turns into drug bust

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JOHNSON COUNTY (Dec. 1, 2014) – A Johnson County man tried to run and hide from deputies after they stopped him for speeding and found multiple drugs in his vehicle, police say.

According to a report from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, police clocked a black Nissan going 81 mph in a 55 mph zone on State Road 37 at Bluff Acres around 8 a.m. Sunday. The investigating deputy smelled “an overwhelming odor of burnt marijuana” from inside the vehicle.

The driver handed over his license and registration as requested, and police identified him as Patrick D. Stanley, 32. The deputy asked Stanley to get out of the car, and he complied. He was patted down for weapons and placed his coat in the driver’s side seat.

The deputy asked Stanley if he had any illegal drugs, but the man appeared “extremely nervous and (was) swaying back and forth, the report said. He said officers “might find” something in his backpack.

When another deputy went to handcuff Stanley, he ran off and was almost hit by a vehicle, the report said. He was told several times to stop but continued to run and tried to hide by the side of a nearby lake. He was then handcuffed and taken to the Johnson County Jail.

Inside Stanley’s car police found a white tube with a pipe and white residue in the passenger seat. The backpack contained scales, a notebook with several phone numbers and $179 in cash.

Inside Stanley’s coat investigators found a clear plastic bag with plant material, a plastic orange bottle with 12 aluminum foil wrappers and a plastic bag with a white powdered substance. The aluminum wrappers each had a brown, rock-like substance inside. The coat had a clear glass pipe with white residue, and deputies also found suboxone strips.

Field tests showed the white powder tested positive for cocaine. The brown substance tested positive for methamphetamine, deputies said. The evidence was sent to a lab for additional tests.

Stanley was arrested on multiple charges:

  • Dealing a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Maintaining a Common Nuisance
  • Resisting Law Enforcement
  • Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance-(Suboxone)

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