Man was allegedly under the influence of meth
An Aiken man was detained on meth and vehicle break-in charges after someone reported a suspicious person on Old Wagener Road on Monday, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
Tyler Thomas, 31, of Redds Branch Road, was charged with possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine and vehicle breaking and entering. He was placed in the Aiken County detention center, where he remained on Tuesday afternoon.
A caller reported an unknown person on the 200 block of Old Wagener Road just after 4 a.m. on Monday, according to a sheriff’s report. The complainant told officers the suspect appeared to be “tripping” on drugs and was talking loud.
The suspect, Thomas, was later detained. Officers wrote that he appeared to be heavily sweating, talking to people that weren’t there and constantly moving after numerous commands to keep his hands on the vehicle, police said.
During a search, officers found a small plastic bag containing a quantity of crystal-like substance believed to be meth, the report stated. Thomas said it was meth but that it wasn’t his.
Thomas allegedly entered a vehicle on the scene and was also charged with vehicle breaking and entering.