Duncan police arrested one man at about 1 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, after observing two people in the parking lot behind 1301 W. Main. 

The man was later identified as Jeremiah Charles Lopez, and he now faces charges related to possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute after a former felony conviction and possession of drug paraphernalia.

When police approached the parking lot, according to an affidavit, Lopez gave consent for the backpack he was carrying to be searched. Inside, police reportedly found a set of scales, which were covered with a white crystal-like residue.

The residue was field tested and returned positive results for methamphetamine. Lopez was then placed under arrest by police. According to reports, he was searched before being placed in the patrol car, and police found three small plastic bags in Lopez’s front pocket. Two of these bags allegedly contained a white, crystal-like substance.

Lopez was then transported to the Stephen’s County Jail, where he was booked on district charges for possession with intent to distribute. 

Lopez has appeared before a magistrate and received a bond set for $150,000. He is to appear for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Aug. 14, 2019.