A driver possessing drugs maneuvered his vehicle around railroad crossing arms that were in the “down” position at the track crossing at East Waring Street at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, not suspecting that a Ware County deputy was watching.
The deputy made a traffic stop on the black Chevrolet Silverado driven by Adam Steven Courson, 24, of 8080 Pancake Drive, Nichols, and then found him to be in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal.
Deputy Travis Stauffer was parked along East Waring Street when Courson turned off State Street onto Waring and drove around the arms just seconds before a train went through the intersection, Royal said.
Stauffer made a traffic stop and found that Courson’s driver’s license had been revoked. A canine unit was requested and Sgt. Michael Ray took his animal to the scene. The dog indicated to the presence of drugs. A marijuana cigarette roach was found in the console and three plastic bags of crystal methamphetamine were found in Courson’s pockets, Royal said.
He was taken to the Ware County jail and is charged with possession of methamphetamine, a railroad crossing violation and driving without a valid driver’s license, said Royal.
He was being held in the Ware County jail.