Arrest Richard Perry

MEDIA RELEASE

Date: March 30, 2009
Time: 10:45 A.M.

Chiefland, Florida- On March 26, 2009 Corporal Rick Rogers arrested Richard Wayne Perry for carrying a concealed firearm, possession of methamphetamine, possession controlled substance without a prescription and possession of precursor chemicals.

Corporal Rick Rogers with the Drug Task Force received a phone call from the Wal-Mart security that white male was acting suspicious and purchased items known as precursor chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine. The suspect purchased ephedrine pills, Coleman fuel and lithium batteries and left the store in a Ford Ranger truck.

Corporal Rogers located the suspects’ vehicle and a traffic stop was conducted at 13000 block US Highway 19/98. Corporal Rogers noticed that when the driver, Richard Perry was searching for his registration to the vehicle he attempted to conceal a silver 5 shot derringer inside the center console. The suspect was immediately detained and a search was conducted inside the truck. Perry had a loaded 20 gauge shotgun and deputies found .3 grams of methamphetamine inside a magnetic hide-a-key and one pill that was identified as 10 mg. methadone which is a schedule II narcotic without a prescription. Additionally there were three packs of pseudo pills, one pack of eight lithium batteries and one gallon of Coleman fuel that is needed to manufacture methamphetamine.

Defendant: Charges:

Richard Wayne Perry Carrying Concealed Firearm
NE 84 245 Street Possession of Methamphetamine
Cross City, Florida Possession Precursor Chemicals
Race/Sex: White/Male Possession Controlled Substance Without Prescription
Age: 37

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