Highly Suspicious Meth Bust

When officers stop to question a man "waiting for a cab" in the middle of a gentrified suburb, they stop to ask some questions. The clearly nervous man turns up warrants and methamphetamine.

- ARE YOU ON PROBATION, PAROLEOR ANYTHING LIKE THAT?- NO. HUH-UH.

THING YOU'VE BEENARRESTED FOR WAS FOR THAT STOLENVEHICLE ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO?

- YEAH, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.- YEAH.

YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING ILLEGALIN YOUR POCKETS RIGHT NOW?

NO DRUGS, GUNS,WEAPONS, NOTHING LIKE THAT?- HUH-UH. I'M FINE.

- OKAY. IS IT OKAYIF I CHECK JUST TO MAKE SURE?

- WELL, UM, I--I DO KINDA-- I MEAN--

YOU CAN IF YOU WANT, BUT--

- THIS IS A HIGH DRUG AREA.- WELL, THIS IS--

- THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLEWALKING AROUND, YOU KNOW.

I'M NOT SAYING THATYOU'RE ONE OF THOSE GUYS.BUT LIKE I SAY,

WE'VE HAD A LOT OF PROBLEMWITH TRESPASSING GOING ON INTHERE AND PEOPLE USING DRUGS.

- OKAY, BUT--- AND YOU DON'T LIVE HEREIN THIS AREA, SO--

- YEAH, BUT-- YES, I--- WELL, I KNOW, YOU SAIDYOUR UNCLE.

- YEAH.- I'M JUST SAYING YOU DON'TLIVE HERE IN THIS AREA.

- OKAY, WELL, I HAVEN'TDONE ANYTHING WRONG.

- CAN YOU JUST DO ME A FAVORAND JUST HAVE A SEAT?

- I DIDN'T DOANYTHING WRONG, DID I?

- LOOK, HERE'S THE DEAL, MAN.YOU HAVE A WARRANTFOR YOUR ARREST.

- FOR WHAT?- SOME TYPE OF BATTERYTHAT YOU'RE INVOLVED WITH.

- I HAVEN'T DONE ANY KINDOF BATTERY OF ANY KIND.

- THAT'S WHAT YOU HAVE A WARRANTFOR YOUR ARREST FOR RIGHT NOW.- WHY?

- SO IF YOU JUST DO ME A FAVORAND PUT YOUR HANDS BACK HERE.

- I CAN'T BELIEVEYOU'RE ARRESTING ME.

I-I'M SERIOUS.THIS IS JUST-- I'M--

THIS IS JUST UN--IMPOSSIBLE.

- INTERLACE YOUR FINGERS.- OKAY.

DO YOU REALLY FEELLIKE YOU NEED TO ARREST ME?I HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING WRONG.

- I JUST TOLD YOUYOU HAVE A WARRANT, SIR.

- OH, FOR-- FOR WHAT?- FOR WHATEVER YOU'VEDONE IN YOUR PAST.

YOU HAVE A WARRANT AND IT'SFOR SOME TYPE OF BATTERY.

- NO SIR, NO SIR.- ( cuffs ratchet )

- I NEVER HAVE ANYTHINGLIKE THAT-- OF THE SORT.

- IS THERE ANYTHING ILLEGALIN YOUR POCKETS I NEEDTO KNOW ABOUT?

- OKAY, HONESTLY, DO ME ANY GOODRIGHT NOW, YES, PROBABLY.

- OKAY, STAND UP, STAND UP.- NO, LISTEN LISTEN,

I HAVE-- I HAVE--I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OFSOMETHING IN MY POCKET, YES.

- DO YOU HAVE ANYTHINGTHAT'S GONNA STAB OR POKE ME?

- I DON'T THINK SO. I HAVE--- Salomon: DO YOU HAVEA NEEDLE ON YOU?

- NOT ON ME.- DO YOU HAVE ONE IN HERE?

- YES.- YOU DO HAVE ONE IN HERE.

- THEY HAVEN'T BEEN OPENED.- NEVER BEEN USED?

- NEVER BEEN USED.

- Torres: IS THATTHE LITTLE SOMETHINGYOU WERE TALKING ABOUT?

- YEAH YEAH YEAH, IT IS.- ALL RIGHT.

ANYTHING ELSE I'M GONNA FIND?YOU SAY YOU HAVE THE NEEDLESIN HERE?

- YEAH.- OKAY, LET'S HAVEA SEAT IN THE CAR.

- SO WHAT'S GONNAHAPPEN EXACTLY?

I-I-- I DIDN'TASSAULT ANYBODY,BUT HOW DO I--

- OKAY, WELL,YOU HAVE THAT WARRANT.IT'S A MISDEMEANOR WARRANT.

I HAVE TO BOOK YOUINTO COUNTY JAIL FOR THAT WARRANT.

ON TOP OF THAT, I FOUNDSOME DRUGS IN YOUR POCKETS.- YEAH.

- OKAY, SO THAT'S ANOTHER ISSUEWE'RE GONNA HAVE TO DEAL WITH.

- OKAY.- SO THAT'S WHATWE'RE WORKING WITH NOW.

I'M NOT GOING TO CHARGE YOUWITH A BUNCH OF CRAZY THINGSOR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

- THANK YOU.- ALL RIGHT, MAN,GO AND HAVE A SEAT.

- OKAY. - ALL RIGHT.

- ( radio chatter )

- HE KEPT SAYING THATHIS UNCLE LIVED IN THIS AREA

AND THAT'S WHY HE WAS HERE

AND KEPT POINTINGIN THAT DIRECTION,

BUT WHEN I ASKED,"IF YOUR UNCLE LIVES THERE,WHY ARE YOU OVER HERE,"

HE DIDN'T REALLY HAVEA VALID EXPLANATION

OTHER THAN HE WAS WAITINGFOR SOME FRIENDS.

WE HAVE THIS THAT WE FOUNDIN HIS POCKET.

WE BELIEVE IT TO BEMETHAMPHETAMINE WHICH ISPRETTY FREQUENT IN THIS AREA.

SO WE'LL HAVE TO TAKE ITTO THE STATION,

TEST IT OUT AND JUST VERIFYTHAT THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

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