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February 24, 2014

Traffic stop leads to meth arrest

CHICKASHA —

A man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance after a pipe with residue was found during a traffic stop.

Chickasha Police Officer Clayton Hobbs said he pulled Tony Sampier over after noticing his license plate was expired.

"I asked Tony where he was coming from and he was unable to tell me," Hobbs said."I wrote Tony a warning for his expired plate and a citation for failing to wear his seatbelt."

He said he noticed Sampier seemed nervous, so he asked to perform a standard field test to ensure he could drive.

"I noticed Tony seemed to have fast, sudden, jerky movements, ridged muscle tone in his jaw, and appeared nervous," Hobbs said. "I found no probable cause to believe Tony was under the influence of a substance that would impair his ability to drive."

He then asked Sampier to search his car and found a plastic and glass pipe with burnt residue under the passenger's seat.

"I asked Tony if the Ford was his and he stated that it belongs to his mother," Hobbs said. "I saked Tony if the pipe was his mother's and he stated no."

Sampier was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and failure to wear a seatbelt and taken to the Grady County Jail.

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