Duncan police arrested two after pulling over a vehicle for the driver’s failure to signal their intention to turn within 100 feet of the intersection of Oak and Highway 81 at about 7:30 p.m. June 2.
Joseph Zimmerman, the driver, and Josiah Matthews, the owner of the vehicle, face charges related to possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute after former felony convictions as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.
The arresting officer noticed the vehicle driving at high speeds and attempting to avoid his patrol car before the turn onto 81, according to an affidavit. Once the officer pulled over the vehicle in a parking lot, the report states Zimmerman admitted that he did not have a license.
Zimmerman was then reportedly placed under arrest for driving while revoked and was put in the backseat of the patrol car. Zimmerman said several times that Matthews, who was in the passenger seat of the car at the time, could not drive because he was too sick.
According to an affidavit, Matthews was unable to give an answer when officers asked him what was going on. Matthews allegedly refused to exit the vehicle to perform a standardized field sobriety test to see if he was able to drive.
Reports say he was then physically removed from the vehicle, where officers wrestled with him and placed him in handcuffs once on the ground. Matthews allegedly had a cigarette pack in his front pocket that contained a baggie with a white, crystal-like substance that by his own admission was exactly 2.95 grams.
The arresting officer then started taking an inventory of the vehicle, according to an affidavit, finding a small key fob scale in a pink pouch. According to reports the officer then noticed another pink pouch that contained 6 cellophane baggies, two of which contained a similar crystal-like substance which later tested positive for methamphetamine.
Reports state another of the baggies contained one blue oxycodone pill, a key fob scale, and a pipe that tested positive for methamphetamine. Matthews was then transported to Stephens County Jail and booked on charges of possession with intent and resisting arrest.
Both Zimmerman and Matthews have made appearances before a magistrate. Zimmerman received a bond set for $150,000, and Matthews received a bond set for $100,000. They are both to appear for preliminary hearings at 9 a.m. Aug. 14, 2019.