A traffic stop on Oct. 5 ended up with several drugs being found in the car.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Ferree said he was sent to New Highway 68 at Sands Road around 8:30 p.m. on a call of a reckless driver. When he arrived in the area, Ferree said he spotted a brown Toyota that matched the description he’d been given and saw it swerving around on the highway.

He pulled the car over to check on the driver and found him to be Jarvis Bennett Nichols, who told Ferree his license was revoked.

Ferree checked and found it was revoked as well as Nichols having a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in court. Ferree then had Nichols step out of the car and told him he was under arrest.

Ferree asked Nichols if he had anything illegal on him or in the car. Nichols said no, but added that Ferree could search him and the car.

Ferree did and allegedly found a clear bag with a crystal substance in it in the suspect’s sock. Forree said another, smaller bag was in the bag and in it was a white powder substance that field tested as Fentanyl.

When he searched the car, Ferree said he found a set of digital scales. Ferree used the scales to weigh the bigger bag, suspected to be meth, and found it weighed 12.8 grams. The Fentanyl weighed 0.3 grams.

Nichols, 41, Five Oaks Drive, Madisonville, was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license, possession of meth with intent to manufacture/sale/deliver, possession of Fentanyl and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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