TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO METHAMPHETAMINE ARREST

Christopher Wright

On January 14, 2017, a patrol deputy with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop along South Lincoln Drive after he observe a 1993 Chevrolet 1500 truck run a stop sign.

When the truck came to a stop, the driver, 40-year-old Christopher Wright, of Warrenton, exited his vehicle and angrily approached the deputy. The deputy stopped Wright who was sweating profusely and had trouble speaking and standing. While interacting with the deputy Wright refused to comply with his verbal commands and was placed in handcuffs for officer safety.

While cuffing Wright, the deputy noticed a plastic baggie containing several large crystals, half tucked within his waistline. The plastic bag was seized and contained 54 grams of methamphetamine.  Deputies searched Wright’s vehicle and found a small bag of marijuana and over 150 plastic bags commonly used for the distribution of narcotics.

A computer check revealed Wright had an active warrant for his arrest out of Lincoln County.

Wright was taken into custody and charged with Felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Wright is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $30,000 cash only bond. Other conditions of bond may apply.

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