CLINTON — A Bryant man is charged with one felony and three misdemeanor charges.
Nathaniel J. Campos, 31, is charged with controlled substance violation, a Class B felony; possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, first offense, a serious misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor; and interference with official acts, a simple misdemeanor. A preliminary hearing is set for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 18.
According to the affidavit, at 1:05 a.m. Aug. 9, an officer received a phone call from an off-duty police officer, who indicated there were two suspicious vehicles in a parking lot in the 2000 block of North Second Street.
The officer approached one of the vehicles, a beige Ford station wagon, and identified himself as a police officer through the driver’s window that was rolled down. The vehicle began to drive away. The officer immediately verbalized he was a police officer and told the driver to stop. The vehicle evaded the officer and drove onto Second Street, the affidavit states. Officers pursued the vehicle until it stopped in a residential driveway in the 2000 block of North Eighth Street. Campos, the driver, was ordered to the ground and secured. Campos indicated he just purchased an air pistol that was under the driver’s seat. He was placed into the rear of the patrol vehicle.
The affidavit states Campos indicated the vehicle belonged to a friend of his, which was verified. The officer approached the vehicle and observed a sunglasses case in the driver’s door that contained a glass pipe and a capped syringe. Neither Campos nor the passenger had a valid driver’s license. The vehicle was parked on a private driveway blocking other vehicles. The officer made contact with the property owners and they requested it be towed. An inventory was completed and the vehicle was towed.
The affidavit states while on his way to the Clinton County Jail, Campos repeatedly indicated he missed the dope. Campos then indicated he had drugs at the passenger’s residence. Campos indicated he had the drugs broken down into eight balls in a case. Campos was booked into the Clinton County Jail.
The affidavit continues that officers went to the passenger’s residence. Officers made contact with the passenger, who brought the officer inside the residence and showed the officer a silver case she indicated belonged to Campos. The officer located 12.8 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, which was packaged into separate bags, 8.6 grams of marijuana, 19 small empty bags and three syringes inside the case.