Repeat offender attempts to conceal meth in beer cans

30-year-old Anthony Foggin was charged with violation of probation, tampering with evidence, possession of meth, and unlawful drug paraphernalia after officers discovered meth residue inside of a beer can during a routine traffic stop.

On June 2nd, Officer Swaffer observed a black SUV utilizing a turn lane and passing two vehicles in doing so. Swaffer initiated a traffic stop at Old Chicago located on 2815 Wilma Rudolph Blvd. After explaining the reason for the traffic stop and gathering information from the driver, Daniel Johnson, Swaffer asked for consent to search the vehicle and Johnson’s person. Johnson agreed to a search of his person but not of the vehicle. Swaffer’s backup officer was tasked with searching the passenger while Johnson’s information was checked through the system.

Anthony Foggin (MCSO)
Anthony Foggin (MCSO)

Upon consent from the passenger, later identified as Anthony Foggin, law enforcement discovered a scale with methamphetamine residue, a syringe, and a small plastic bag. Due to the items found on Foggin’s person, a search of the vehicle was conducted. Swaffer recovered a glass pipe in the vehicle’s center console and two opened cans of beer in the rear compartment.

Law enforcement investigated the two cans of beer and found another small plastic bag inside. The substance inside the can would later test positive for meth. According to the affidavit, the second can contained crystalline shards near the bottom of the can. After removing the liquid from the can, the shards additionally tested positive for methamphetamine.

Foggin, who had been serving probation for a meth charge, recently received a meth possession charge three weeks prior, where an officer noticed the man driving despite his license being revoked. Further investigation of his vehicle during the May incident revealed Foggin to be in possession of .4 grams of meth in a cigarette container.

Anthony Foggin was arrested and charged with violation of probation, tampering with evidence, possession of meth, and unlawful drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $22,500.

Blaine Kellar

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