BPS: Busted Brake Light Leads to Drug Bust

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 26, Bainbridge Public Safety Officer Jayson Myers conducted a traffic stop on a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe that had a broken brake light.

While speaking with the driver, Steve Register, PSO Myers noticed the odor of alcohol and marijuana.  Officer Myers asked the driver to exit the vehicle and questioned him about the smells.  Register stated that he “only had one beer” and that there was no marijuana in the vehicle.  Register then gave Officer Myers consent to search the Tahoe, stating that there was nothing illegal in the SUV.

PSO Myers asked the passengers to exit the vehicle and, upon inspection, located a cigarette pack in the front compartment cup holder.  Inside the pack, Myers located a small blue baggy that contained a white substance suspected to be the drug known as “Molly”.

PSO Myers questioned Register and the front seat passenger about the suspected drug.  Register admitted that the Molly belonged to him.  Register was placed under arrest and charged with brake light requirements, no license on person, and possession of a controlled substance.

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