A Jefferson County man whose vehicle had possibly broken down on Sheridan Road was arrested by White Hall police after an officer saw drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.
According to a probable cause affidavit from White Hall Police Sgt. Celena Harbison, Officer Harley Herron made contact with Tyler Shinn, 24, on Dec. 29, and while speaking to Shinn in the 7200 block of Sheridan Road saw a set of scales, loose tobacco and blunt wrapper scrapings in the vehicle.
When Shinn was asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, he allegedly said: “It may have fallen between the seats.”
Harbison reported that officers found two syringes on the floorboard of the vehicle, a set of digital scales in the center console and a loaded syringe in an eyeglass holder in the glove compartment.
When Shinn was patted down for officer safety, a metal container with a plastic bag inside it was found in Shinn’s waistband. The bag contained a crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 1.7 grams.
Earlier in the week, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Shinn after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Shinn.