Jessie Garwood, 26, was arrested by Maricopa Police for possession of dangerous drugs (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Garwood was changing a flat tire on his vehicle on the side of the road on John Wayne Parkway, just north of Lakeview Drive, when police stopped to help March 1 about 5 p.m.
Garwood told an officer he was driving home to Phoenix from work when his tire blew out. After a records check, officers discovered he was wanted on a felony failure to appear warrant in Maricopa County.
A search of his person was conducted, and police reportedly found a small baggie with a white substance in it in his right front pants pocket, according to the MPD probable cause statement. Officers quickly identified it as methamphetamine. An officer also reported finding a red-and-black glass pip with burnt residue identified as marijuana.
Officers also located a metal marijuana grinder with a picture of Bob Marley on it. The grinder was opened “and there were pieces of a green leafy substance inside of it,” the officer noted in the report.
Garwood was placed into custody and denied ownership of the white substance found in his pocket. He said a co-worker gave it to him that morning, and that the co-worker was a new employee and he didn’t even know him, according to the probable cause statement.
He first denied owning the marijuana pipe but eventually admitted it was his, along with the grinder, according to the probable cause statement.
He was taken to the Maricopa Police Department and later transported to the Pinal County Jail.