An Iola man was arrested for the 9th time after being found with methamphetamine early Friday morning.
The driver was travelling westbound on FM 1179 around 2 am, when Bryan Police initiated a traffic stop for an expired registration, dated May 2021. The driver exited the vehicle, and was told to get back inside. The officer noticed a torch lighter in the front seat, along with the vehicle full of furniture and tools.
The driver said he was helping a friend move, which the officer noted was suspicious due to the time of night.
A search of the vehicle yielded a bag with hypodermic needles plus a glass pipe with meth residue inside. Inside a pack of cigarettes, the officers found two small baggies with crystal meth inside.
The driver was arrested, and identified as 52 year old John Victor May of Iola. He faced a Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 charge, and was released the same day after posting a $10,000 bond.