UNION — A Jonesville man was arrested this past weekend for allegedly having methamphetamine and a firearm in his possession and allegedly committing a number of traffic violations.
Robert Russell Gregory Jr., 47, 4155 Buffalo-West Springs Highway, Jonesville, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with driving under suspension, use of a license plate registered to another vehicle, operating an uninsured vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawfully carrying a firearm.
The incident report states that on Saturday, Aug. 19, an officer was watching the intersection of Hicks Street and Irwin Avenue when he and a reserve officer observed a green Chevrolet with no headlights on Irwin Avenue. The report states the officers made a traffic stop on the vehicle and the driver, later identified as Gregory, got out before the officers could approach him. It states the officer advised Gregory of the reason for the stop and asked for his driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance.
The report states Gregory said he didn’t have anything on him and gave the officer his name, date of birth, and last four numbers of Social Security number. It states the officer ran Gregory’s name and date of birth through dispatch and was advised that Gregory’s license number had been suspended due to his failure to pay a traffic ticket.
The report states the officer was then advised by the reserve officer that there was a gun in the passenger seat of Gregory’s car. It states the officer then detained Gregory and then took photos of the gun and took possession of it. The pistol is described as being a black in color 9mm Diamondback firearm.
The report states the officer then asked Gregory for consent to search the vehicle but he told them they could not. It states the officer then advised Gregory that since officers had observed a gun being carried unlawfully in the vehicle there was probable cause to search it.
The officer then asked Gregory if there was anything in the vehicle the officers should know about and the report states Gregory said there was a sun glass case in it. The report states the officer then located a brown Costa sun glass case in the center console and found inside two needles containing a clear liquid along with two clear baggies containing a clear crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, a silver metal spoon, a white tube with a clear liquid substance inside it, and a green in color glass smoking pipe.
The officer continued to search the vehicle and the report states he found a black sun glass case inside an ACU pattern military backpack. The report states that the sun glass case contained three glass smoking pipes.
The officer photographed the items then placed them into evidence bags.
The report states the officer was advised by dispatch that the license plate on Gregory’s car was registered to a 1988 Toyota owned by a Buffalo resident. It states that when the officer asked about this, Gregory said he had been trying to get the vehicle to a house so his cousin could pick it up.
The report states the officer also discovered that Gregory’s car did not have insurance on it at the time of the traffic stop.
The report states the officer was also advised by dispatch that there were warrants for Gregory out of Chesney.
The officer then advised Gregory he was under arrest.
The report states Gregory asked the officer if his vehicle could be left at a location on Morris Circle and the keys given to a relative. It states the officer said it could but the vehicle would have to remain there until insurance was put on it.
Gregory was then transported to the Union County Jail to be booked and charged with driving under suspension, use of license plate registered to another vehicle, operating an uninsured vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawfully carrying a firearm.
The report states the officer took the evidence gathered at the scene and placed it into the evidence box and filled out a BEST Pack and place it into the evidence box.