Man hiding meth in sock arrested

Man hiding meth in sock arrested

Police arrested a 22-year-old Vidor resident on May 31 after finding a small amount of methamphetamine hidden in the man's sock, officers report.

According to a police report from the Vidor Police Department, Patrolman Rodney Johnson performed a traffic stop on a Cadillac with no license plate light. Upon approaching the vehicle, the driver of the vehicle, identified as Caleb Scott Fowler by his Jefferson County inmate card, told the officer he had no driver's license and no insurance, according to the report. When the officer asked Fowler if he had anything illegal, he reportedly answered, "Not that I know of." When asked what illegal contraband could be in the vehicle he replied, "Baggies." When asked if he had anything illegal on his person, Fowler said he did not.

After receiving consent to search the vehicle, the officer found no contraband. Fowler also reportedly gave the officer permission to search his person. Johnson searched Fowler's pockets and found nothing, but when he asked the man to take off his socks, Fowler produced a small baggie of a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.

Fowler was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and taken to the Orange County Jail.