Importance Of Vehicle Transportation

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On 11-6-2017 I observed a blue Dodge utility bearing Florida license plate # IKGN75 to be traveling south on Grand Blvd at River Gulf Road. Additionally I observed this vehicle to be towing a utility trailer bearing Florida license plate #GHBM68. A computer check via FCIC/NCIC revealed the registration of this vehicle to be expired as of 8-31-2017. At this time I activated my emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop on the above listed vehicle. With my emergency lights activated the operator of the vehicle (later identified as Karl Stamper) continued southbound while continuously raising his hands upwards. After multiple short siren activations from my patrol vehicle and requesting the driver to stop the vehicle via my PA system the…show more content…
Due to the suspension of the defendants Florida driver’s license and seize tag order I requested dispatch to have the next wrecker in rotation to be in route to my location. I was advised that Pasco towing was the next wrecker in rotation and they arrived shortly thereafter. During a routine vehicle inventory I located a small pink baggy containing a green leafy substance located in the center console directly between the driver and passenger seat. Additionally I located a glass pipe with a paper towel wrapped around one end. Within a cigarette box I located a small clear baggy containing a crystal like substance. A small portion of the contents of the pink baggy were tested on scene with a field presumptive kit which produced positive results for the presence of THC. A small portion of the crystal like substance was tested on scene with a field presumptive kit which produced positive results for the presence of methamphetamine. The green leafy substance was weighed with my agency issued digital scale which provided a weight of approximately .9 grams. The crystal like substance was weighed with my agency issued digital scale which provided a weight of approximately .3 grams. Photographs of the recovered items were taken and electronically entered into the Port Richey Police Department property room as evidence. The recovered Drug/paraphernalia was later entered into the Port Richey Police Department property room as evidence.
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