Motorist arrested on drug charges



A 40-year-old Stock Island man was arrested Sunday night after a traffic stop turned up nearly 10 ounces of methamphetamine and other drugs.


Glenn Steven Hanes was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana.


Deputy Scott Costa was on patrol at approximately 8:56 p.m. near Mile Marker 84 when a Mazda 6 passed him with no taillights illuminated. Deputy Costa went to stop the Mazda, but it continued for roughly a quarter mile before pulling over. Deputy Costa noted the car passed multiple safe places to stop before finally parking partially in some bushes.


There was a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the car. The driver, identified as Hanes, turned over 1.8 grams marijuana. Hanes had a medical marijuana card, but the marijuana was not in a prescription container and a check revealed Hanes had no prescriptions on file.


A search of the car was conducted and the following was found hidden in an air filter:


  • 9.6 ounces of methamphetamine
  • 14.9 grams of cocaine


Deputies Ashley Monaco and Anfernee Rodriguez also assisted at the scene.


Hanes was taken to jail.