BEAR CREEK - Two suspects were nabbed on numerous drug charges, including manufacturing of a controlled substance, after the passenger of a vehicle bailed out and fled on an attempted traffic stop, leading to a take down in the area of Goddard Road.
Timothy Craig Brimer, 52, of 344 Yancey Bend Road, Bear Creek, passenger in a older model blue Ford Taurus, was apprehended by Bear Creek Police Sgt. Austin Lewis, and charged with manufacturing first degree, attempting to elude, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of prohibited liquor and possession of marijuana first degree, Lewis said.
William James Adams, 42, of Haleyville, driver of the Ford Taurus, was charged with manufacturing of a controlled substance first degree, Lewis added.
Both Brimer and Adams were transported to the Marion County Jail, Hamilton, Lewis said.
On Saturday, Nov. 15, at 3:15 p.m., Lewis attempted to stop the blue Taurus on Goddard Road just off Highway 13, due to passenger not wearing a safety belt, according to Lewis.
The Taurus started to stop near a fork in the road then went right, onto Phillips Road, traveling to an open area, where the vehicle stopped and Brimer bailed out of the vehicle, ran around a residence and towards a creek, Lewis said.
Lewis pursued Brimer. “We both pretty much fell off in the water,” he said. “And he proceeded to get up and run across the water. At this point, I tased him when he got to the embankment. I had warned him I would tase him if he kept going and he kept going.”
Brimer upon being tased fell down and was apprehended by Lewis, who escorted him to the patrol vehicle, said Lewis.
Adams, the driver, meanwhile, had remained in the vehicle, according to police.
A pat down of Brimer found about 1.9 grams of methamphetamine in s small bag in his pocket, along with a small bag containing 2.0 grams or marijuana, a bag of Adderall pills and 12 small Clonazepam pills, according to Lewis.
Brimer was placed in the back of the patrol vehicle, and Adams was asked to step out of the vehicle where he was detained and asked if any illegal items in the vehicle, to which he responded no, said Lewis.
Adams was informed at this point he was not under arrest, but was being detained for officer’s safety, according to Lewis.
A search of the passenger’s side of the vehicle, where Brimer had been seated, found a bag containing the components of a meth lab, including two 20-ounce bottles of lighter fluid, instant cold pack, lithium batteries, standard airline tubing, salt and the key ingredient of pseudo-ephedrine, according to police.
Adams reportedly informed police that was his pseudo-ephedrine which resulted in the attempting to manufacture charge against him, said Lewis.
“I’m just here trying to make it cleaner for the community,” Lewis pointed out. “We’re doing to best we can around here to provide a cleaner, drug free community.”
*When a defendant is charged with a crime, the charge is merely an accusation until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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