Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

NEWS RELEASE #: 16-207

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a central Florida man Tuesday morning after discovering cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD, marijuana, amphetamine, and various drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop.

On Tuesday morning around 11:30 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop for expired tags on I-75 at mile marker 196. Deputies immediately identified that one of the passengers had an active felony warrant and all three passengers were asked to exit the vehicle. James Adams, DOB 7/11/84, was in the passenger seat, where deputies discovered a plastic bag of cocaine along with a black backpack. In the backpack were three used syringes, a methamphetamine pipe, and various pieces of narcotic equipment. Also inside the backpack was a locked box, where deputies discovered LSD on wax paper tabs, additional baggies of cocaine, an amphetamine pill, and other smaller bags containing residual amounts of methamphetamine.

When 32-year-old Adams was searched, deputies found a baggie of methamphetamine and a baggie of marijuana. In total, deputies found 7.5 grams of cocaine, 1.6 grams of methamphetamine, 0.2 grams of LSD, 0.4 grams of marijuana, and a 30 milligram amphetamine pill.

Adams, of Fruitland Park, was charged with Possession with Intent to Sell, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription (LSD), Possession of Amphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Narcotics Equipment. He is in custody on $10,500 bond.
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