Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies say a man arrested for public intoxication this week later decided to come clean about having a substantial amount of methamphetamine in his possession.
Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Girdner said Robert Mitchell White Jr., 27, was walking down the middle of the road near Park Hill Road. He appeared to be unsteady, and when Girdner spoke with White, he could smell alcohol. Girdner asked White to provide his name.
“White became angry and yelled, ‘Why do you want to know my name, just so you can get another arrest?’” according to Girdner.
White eventually provided his name to Girdner and was arrested for public intoxication.
When Girdner was taking White to the Cherokee County Detention Center, he allegedly told the deputy he wanted to “be honest” about some “dope” he was carrying. He also had another person’s driver’s license.
Girdner said officers checked and found a clear bag containing 12.5 grams of methamphetamine.
The bag had been placed inside a cigarette pack, according to Girdner.
White was booked into jail at about 4:30 a.m. for public intoxication and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.
He remained in jail Thursday afternoon, and bond had not been set.