A faulty brake light led to the arrest in Redfield Saturday of a Michigan man with methamphetamine.
Charles Anthony Kline, 40, of 611 Balsam St., Kingsford, Michigan, was charged with controlled substance violation, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license denied, suspended, canceled or revoked.
The incident began about 10:15 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Clark and Omaha streets in Redfield, where the Dallas County Sheriff initiated a traffic stop on a Chevy Silverado pickup bearing Michigan plates for having “a brake light out” and a “license plate not coming back to any registered vehicle on file,” according to court records.
The sheriff determined that the driver of the pickup truck, Kline, was driving with a revoked Michigan license, according to court records.
A probable-cause search of the vehicle disclosed “a large piece of white, crystal-like substance” that was “concealed inside the truck in the rear seat of the truck as well as a black case containing several syringes, one being loaded with a liquid substance”
The crystal-like substance and the liquid substance field tested positive for methamphetamine, according to court records.
Kline is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing April 28 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.