Sheriff’s Office: Kings County man arrested after traffic stop leads to discovery of meth, fentanyl
Above: John Spencer booking photo | Kings County Sheriff’s Office
A Kings County man was recently arrested after an enforcement stop reportedly led to the discovery of methamphetamine and fentanyl, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Around 12:30 AM on Monday, February 8, a deputy pulled over 50-year-old John Spencer in the area of Lacey Boulevard in 10th Avenue in Hanford for an alleged mechanical violation.
After noticing a glass meth pipe in view, which Spencer reportedly attempted to hide when the deputy stepped away for a moment, the deputy searched the vehicle, discovering not only the glass pipe but also packages containing a white substance “consistent with methamphetamine,” all of which Spencer admitted belonged to him, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Spencer was taken into custody, while a female passenger who’d been riding with him was released at the scene. Two of the packages were later confirmed to contain methamphetamine, while the third was discovered to be fentanyl. Upon the discovery of over $2,000 in cash in Spencer’s possession, deputies suspected that Spencer had been selling the drugs.
Spencer was ultimately booked on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, and possession of drug paraphernalia, with bail set at $30,000.