Man detained on drug charges after traffic stop
A Ridge Spring man was detained on multiple charges, including drug charges, after being pulled over on Sunday for not wearing a seat belt, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
Timothy Craig Addy, 45, of Gold Mine Road, was charged with simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth or cocaine base first offense, possession of a controlled substance first offense, driving under suspension first offense, improper vehicle license and giving false information to police. He was placed in the Aiken County detention center, where he remained on Tuesday afternoon.
Addy was pulled over on Whiskey Road just after noon on Sunday when officers saw he wasn’t wearing a seat belt, according to the report. Addy immediately began giving officers information “about the purchase and the service repair of the vehicle.”
Addy also gave them an ID card belonging to a Richard Addy, but could not provide other information such as the vehicle registration or insurance, according to the report. Addy got out of his vehicle and approached officers, again talking about the history of the vehicle.
Officers gained consent to search the vehicle and found a tin can containing a bag of a leafy green substance believed to be marijuana in the center console, a smoked blunt, a digital scale, wrapping paper, a razor blade and a powder substances believed to be methamphetamines, which was confirmed by Addy, according to the report.
Inside the trunk, officers found a duffel bag Addy said was his, according to the report. Inside the bag, officers found two bags of pills later identified as Alprazolam, a schedule IV substance, and hydrocodone, a schedule II substance, according to the report. Also in the trunk were nasal decongestants, steel wool pads, aluminum foil, carpet cleaner, pain medication and other items that “gave reason to believe” that methamphetamines were to be processed.
A female passenger in the vehicle was also detained after officers found she had warrants for Lexington County.
Teddy Kulmala covers the crime beat for the Aiken Standard and has been with the newspaper since August 2012. He is a native of Williston and majored in communication studies at Clemson University.