Thursday, October 2, 2008

I-75 Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest

A 44-year-old north Florida man is facing felony drug charges after deputies say they found drugs that weren’t prescribed to him during a traffic stop on Interstate 75 in Golden Gate on Wednesday.

Jerry Keith Shriver of Perry is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Arrest reports say Shriver was driving a 1995 Lincoln Town Car on I-75 near the 96 mile marker around 1:45 p.m. when deputies stopped him for failing to abide by the state’s Move Over Law. Deputies said Shriver failed to move over to the next lane of traffic for a stopped emergency vehicle, nor did he slow down.

Deputies said Shriver appeared overly nervous, shaking his legs and avoiding eye contact with deputies, reports said. Shriver gave deputies permission to search him and his car, reports said.

The search turned up a pill bottle containing roxycodone and xanax in his right leg pocket, reports said. Shriver told deputies that the pills belonged to his wife and that he took them because he didn’t have a doctor.