BPS makes meth arrest

Published 6:14 pm Friday, September 2, 2016

Gary Wimberly was arrested by Bainbridge Public Safety on Wednesday, Aug. 31, and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of Hydrocodone.

“We were actually out hunting a burglary suspect and an entering auto suspect,” BPS investigator Chip Nix said. “We saw him there on Donalson Street conversing with another known meth user who’s been in the meth trade and charged before. We set up and watched. We knew he had a suspended license.”

When Wimberly began to drive away from the scene, Nix and investigators Mark Esquivel and Chris Jordan followed. According to Nix, the knowledge that Wimberly was driving with a suspended license and the multiple traffic violations that he committed as they were following him, gave them probable cause to pull him over.

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“We think he was trying to allude us,” Nix said. “When I turned on my lights of course he stopped, but it’s kind of make a turn, make another turn just being evasive in the way he was driving until we got behind him and turned the lights on.”

A search of Wimberly’s person revealed a hypodermic needle in his left pocket.

“We found a hypodermic needle on him with some residue in it,” Nix said. “In the vehicle we found a quantity of crystal meth and some Hydrocodone pills that were not prescribed to him and not in the container.”

Wimberly was arrested and booked into Decatur County jail.


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