A New Market man was arrested early Wednesday after Sweetwater Police Officer Chris Corona spotted him and a woman sitting in a car at Friendship Park on Main Street.

Corona said it was around 3 a.m. when he spotted the car and wondered why it was there at such an hour.

The officer approached the car and found Thomas Vick in the driver’s seat and a woman in the passenger seat. Corona said while he was talking to Vick, he found him to be very nervous.

Corona said he asked Vick to get out of the car had begun conducting a pat down when Vick said he had a knife in his right, front jacket pocket. Corona asked if he could remove the knife and Vick said he could.

Corona said he reached into the pocket and pulled out the knife along with two hypodermic needles.

Corona placed Vick under arrest then and did a search of the car, finding a small, blue pouch in the console of the driver’s door. In that blue pouch, Corona said, was a crystal-like substance believed to be meth.

Corona read both of them their rights, but Vick said the suspected meth was his and the woman was not arrested.

Vick, 32, Prime View Way, New Market, was charged with possession of meth.

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