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A routine traffic stop lead county deputies to arresting a man for allegedly having 25 grams of methamphetamine in his car.

According to On Demand Court Records, Charles Michael Sanders faces charges of trafficking in illegal drugs after two or more felony convictions and driving under the influence of drugs after two or more felony convictions, second and subsequent.

Affidavits obtained from the Stephens County Courthouse show the traffic stop took place around 3:33 a.m. Aug. 5 after deputies noticed the car in question had its tail lights painted over in black and the tag folded up.

Deputies then, according to reports, activated their emergency lights and the car pulled over at Highway 29 and 20 Mile Road, near Foster. When deputies made contact with the driver, identified as Sanders, he could not produce a drivers license. Two other individuals were inside the car at this time.

Deputies also note in their reports Sanders also performed a standardized field sobriety test and law enforcement noticed he was swaying.

When law enforcement conducted an inventory of the vehicle, they found a medicine bottle and a syringe in the center air vents. The bottle’s contents tested positive for the presumptive presence of methamphetamine. Reports show the bottles contents weighed in at 25 grams.

Sanders said he didn’t know who it belonged to but said it didn’t belong to anyone else in the vehicle.

Bond for Sanders is set at $250,000. A preliminary hearing conference for Sanders is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 9.