A Niota man was arrested Feb. 10 after Sweetwater Police became suspicious of his car and pulled him over.

Officer Kelvin Franco said he ran the registration on a tag on a Toyota Camry but it came back as registered to a Toyota Rav 4.

Franco said he pulled the car over and found the driver to be Larry Bruce Stewart. Franco said Stewart couldn’t produce any proof of insurance or a valid registration and turned out to not have a driver’s license.

Franco then asked Stewart if he could search the car and Stewart said he could and the search reportedly turned up a black Royal Crown bag in the center console.

Franco said when he looked in the bag, he found a baggie with a crystal substance in it and several pills. Franco said the pills were identified as Clonazepam and Hydrocodone. He said the crystal substance appeared to be meth.

When asked about the bag of alleged drugs, Stewart said they weren’t his.

Stewart, 51, Pond Hill Road, Niota, was charged with possession of meth, simple possession of Clonazepam, simple possession of Hydrocodone, driving without a license, insurance violation and failure to carry registration.

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