Noth­ing up driver’s sleeve – ex­cept meth, say deputies

Tri-City Herald - - Local News - — CAMERON PROBERT

A Franklin County deputy stopped to help a stuck mo­torist and dis­cov­ered more than a quar­ter pound of meth stuffed up his sleeve.

The deputy was pa­trolling early last Sun­day along road 36 when he saw an Oldsmo­bile on a canal em­bank­ment on pri­vate prop­erty.

When he got closer, Os­car Sanchez, 34, was try­ing to flag him down with a flash­light, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments. A pas­sen­ger, Daisy Nino, 22, was in the back seat.

Sanchez said he got stuck try­ing to take a short­cut to Glade North Road.

But deputies be­came more sus­pi­cious when Sanchez started pac­ing next to the car. It was shortly af­ter that a deputy spot­ted a sus­pected meth pipe on the ground in front of the car, ac­cord­ing to court records.

Since Sanchez was the only per­son on that side of the car, they searched him and re­ported find­ing more than a quar­ter pound of the po­tent drug in the left sleeve of his jacket, along with a dig­i­tal scale, said doc­u­ments.

Deputies also found a small amount of meth in Nino’s pocket.

Both were booked into the Franklin County jail. Sanchez is fac­ing charges of sell­ing or dis­tribut­ing meth, and Nino is ac­cused of pos­sess­ing meth.

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