EBRO – A Vernon man has been taken into custody after law enforcement stops him for speeding on State Road 79.

According to Washington County Sheriff's Office news release, David Randal Lackey, 40, of Vernon, was arrested following the traffic stop on S.R. 79 near Potter Spring Road at about 6:15 a.m. on May 1 after a WCSO deputy observed his Toyota Camry traveling south at 80 miles per hous on the state road.

The deputy noticed a strong odor of marijuana as he approached the vehicle while conducting the traffic stop, the release stated. Lackey was found to be driving with a suspended license. Following a search of Lackey, the deputy discovered a plastic bag of methamphetamine in a metal cylinder which was found in his pocket, the release stated.

A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the deputy locating two glass pipes. Lackey admitted to the deputy that he had used the methamphetamine along with one of the glass pipes just prior to the traffic stop, the release stated.

Lackey was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail where he was booked on the charges of driving while license suspended/revoked, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.