A Stuart man faces drug and false-information charges after he was found allegedly driving on the wrong side of Bear Creek Road in southwest Dallas County Tuesday afternoon.
Shane Martin Wells, 41, of 224 N.E. Seventh St., Stuart, was charged with driving on the wrong side of a two-way highway, providing false identification information, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended and no insurance.
The incident began about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, when a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff observed a pickup truck traveling on the wrong side of the roadway in the 15000 Block of Bear Creek Road, according to court records.
A traffic stop was initiated. When the deputy asked the driver for his name and date of birth, Wells allegedly replied not with his own but with his brother’s name and date of birth instead.
When the deputy asked Wells if he had anything illegal inside of the truck, Wells allegedly said “that he had a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine.” A probable-cause search of the vehicle disclosed “two white glass smoking pipes” containing “a white residue,” according to court records.
Wells is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $1,995 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance Wednesday in Dallas County District Court.
Wells was convicted of first-offense possession of methamphetamine in 2018 in Guthrie County District Court. He was convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia in 2011 and 2014 in Guthrie County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.