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Prunedale Man James Wyatt Arrested For Alleged Meth Possesion After Traffic Stop

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A Prunedale man who was out on bail after being arrested on suspicion of assault was taken back into custody early Saturday morning — this time for allegedly possessing methamphetamine for sale, Monterey County sheriff’s officials said. James Wyatt, 43, was pulled over by sheriff’s deputies at about 3:15 a.m. Saturday on northbound U.S. Highway 101 near Mallory Canyon Road in unincorporated Prunedale, according to the sheriff’s office. Wyatt was in violation of restrictions on his license and appeared to be under the influence of a stimulant, sheriff’s officials said. He allegedly failed field sobriety tests and refused to provide a urine sample. Investigators then found methamphetamine in his shoe, as well as evidence indicating he was selling the drug — including cash, “pay-owe” sheets, and text messages, sheriff’s officials said. Wyatt was arrested and booked into Monterey County Jail.

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