DECATUR — A traffic stop led to the arrest of a 35-year-old man who police say was hiding a bag containing nearly 15 grams of crystal meth inside his shorts.
A sworn police affidavit said the man was pulled over Friday for improper lane usage near East Locust and 22nd streets. During the stop, a K-9 named Koy alerted the officer and detective at the scene to the presence of drugs, according to the affidavit.
The man was searched, and the affidavit said an "anomaly" was felt in the region of his buttocks. Shortly after, the bag of drugs fell out of the bottom of his shorts, and field-tested positive for methamphetamine, the affidavit said.
The man faces a preliminary charge of manufacturing or delivering between 5-15 grams methamphetamine, which is subject to review by the state's attorney's office.
He was held in the Macon County Jail on Tuesday, and is due in court on Nov. 14.