A Merced man was arrested on drug charges after he appeared to be under the influence of drugs at a Cloverdale gas station Monday evening, a Sonoma County sheriff’s sergeant said. Sheriff’s office detectives saw 34-year-old Kamon James Stephens pull into the gas station on South Cloverdale Boulevard, Sgt. Michael Raasch said.
Detectives contacted Stephens, who appeared to be under the influence, and learned he was on felony probation for a domestic violence conviction, Raasch said. Stephen was arrested around 6:50 p.m. when detectives searched him and found approximately four grams of methamphetamine and a loaded gun in his vehicle, Raasch said.
Detectives then searched Stephen’s rented room at the Super 8 Motel on South Cloverdale Boulevard and found packing material, a scale, and approximately five pounds of marijuana inside a sealed box that was ready to be shipped to another state, Raasch said. Credit cards that did not belong to Stephens also were found in his motel room, Raasch said.
Stephens was booked under no bail in the Sonoma County Jail for possession of drugs while armed, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine, driving on a suspended license and violation of his probation, Raasch said. Detectives are still investigating the marijuana and credit cards that were in the motel room, Raasch said.
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