Garms

Webster sheriff deputies arrested a man after they reportedly found meth during a traffic stop.

Jarrod Garms, 29, was arrested on charges of possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, driver’s view obstructed, switched tags, no insurance, expired driver’s license and as a fugitive from Union Parish.

Garms was traveling along Stuckey Road when he passed deputy Shawn Jenkins in a Jeep with multiple large cracks in the windshield and appeared to have switched license plates, according to the arrest affidavit.

While checking with dispatch on the plates, Garms reportedly pulled off the roadway.

Dispatch then notified Jenkins the license plates were not currently registered to any vehicle and had belonged to a pickup truck, but had since been canceled.

Jenkins then made contact with Garms, who was acting nervous and admitted he pulled off the road to avoid the deputy, the report said.

Dispatch also notified Jenkins the Jeep was uninsured and Garms was wanted in Union Parish.

Garms was then placed under arrest.

While waiting on a tow truck for the Jeep Garms was driving, deputies began to inventory contents in the vehicle, at which time they located a set of digital scales in some clothing, along with a bag with suspected meth residue inside the report said.

Deputies then searched the Jeep for additional drugs.

Under the dash, deputies found a bag that contained four syringes, one containing suspected meth, two bags that contained over 9 grams of suspected crystal meth and a set of digital scales.

Garms was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center and booked on the charges.