HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. - Hernando County deputies say a routine traffic stop Monday afternoon ended with a meth bust.
Nicholas Morrow, 31, was arrested and is now facing meth trafficking, possession of drug equipment, resisting an officer and non-moving traffic violation charges.
Deputies say around 3:30 p.m. they spotted Morrow driving a 1995 white Ford F-150 heading south on Citrus Way. Morrow was having trouble maintaining a single lane, according to deputies.
An arrest report states the F-150 continued east on Fort Dade Avenue, then north on East Avenue, the west on Hall Drive before coming to a stop at 20101 Hall Drive.
A deputy reportedly approached the driver's side door and told Morrow a traffic stop was being conducted. The keys were apparently still in the ignition and the car was running.
Morrow provided Sergeant Lamia with an identification card.
A computer check revealed that Morrow did not possess a valid driver's license. It had been suspended three times for failure to pay traffic fines and suspended three times for failure to pay court financial obligations.
Additionally, Morrow's license was canceled indefinitely in June 201. Morrow allegedly had knowledge that his license was suspended before he got behind the wheel.
A deputy reportedly tried to place Morrow under arrest but he resisted.
Once secure in a patrol car, a K-9 was brought to search the truck and reportedly alerted deputies there were narcotics in the truck. The K-9 also focused in on a backpack located behind the driver's seat, according to an arrest report.
Deputies searched the backpack and say they located a digital scale, a clear glass pipe commonly used for smoking methamphetamine, several clear plastic baggies that contained a crystal like substance, four insulin needles, and several clear empty plastic baggies.
Deputies tested the crystal like substance on scene. An arrest report states it tested positive for methamphetamine.
Morrow is being held on $31,250 bond.
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