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Drug arrest made near school bus stop

Two South Kitsap men were arrested on drug possession charges in a protected zone enhancement for school bus stops last week, Kitsap County Sheriff's Department reported.

According to a witness, two males were sitting in a white vehicle in an apartment complex parking lot smoking a substance out of a glass pipe.

The witness called 911 and an officer was dispatched to the area.

The deputy arrived on scene and observed two males matching the witness’ description parked in a white vehicle.

The car then pulled out of the parking lot and headed west on SE Conifer Drive.

The deputy proceeded after the suspects and pulled the vehicle over.

When the deputy approached the car, he noticed a cigar-rolling paper and what appeared to be marijuana on the center console.

He then radioed for a backup unit. The driver could not produce a drivers license or registration, saying that the car belonged to his mother.

During the questioning, the deputy also observed a clear sandwich bag on the floorboard.

The suspect was asked to step out of the vehicle and placed in handcuffs, he was also reported as driving on a suspended license.

The other male was also asked for identification but could not produce any. The deputy asked for his name whereas the suspect provided him with a phony name and date of birth.

Upon further investigation, deputies were able to obtain his real name where they found the suspect to have two outstanding warrants, a felony warrant for trafficking in stolen property and a misdemeanor warrant for a protection order violation.

The suspect was then placed into custody.

A full inspection of the vehicle yielded two glass smoking pipes, a digital scale, numerous unused ziplock bags and a metal tin which contained four small bags with various amounts of methamphetamine.

The incident occurred in a protected zone enhancement area for school bus stops.

According to state law, any person who manufactures, sells, delivers, or possesses with the intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a controlled substance in a school, on a school bus or within one thousand feet of a school bus route stop, may be required to pay up to twice the fine amount, or serve up to twice the jail time, or both.

The suspects were transported to jail and booked for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine and marijuana) with intent to deliver and delivery of marijuana.

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