Police find meth, pipe on Craig man

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Steamboat Springs -- A traffic stop Friday resulted in the arrest of 44-year-old Craig man for the possession and distribution of methamphetamine.

Steamboat Springs Police stopped Edwin Richard Gereaux at about 5:50 p.m. Friday. Police saw Gereaux driving and pulled him over because he was driving on a restricted license, Captain Joel Rae said.

The police were handcuffing Gereaux to take him to jail when the man asked for police to retrieve his cell phone to make a call.

When an officer went into the vehicle to get the cell phone, he noticed a black bag, Rae said.

The officers found a stash box with less than a gram of methamphetamine, 17 baggies that had methamphetamine residue, electronic scales and a glass pipe.

Gereaux was charged with driving without a valid license, no proof of insurance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a Schedule II substance and distribution of a Schedule II substance.

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