Richard Tow (PCSO photo)

Richard Tow, 54, was accused of possession of a dangerous drug and drug paraphernalia Dec. 6 after officers stopped a vehicle he was driving on North John Wayne Parkway.

Maricopa Police officers smelt the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked Tow if he had a medical marijuana card. He said he did not and admitted to officers he smoked marijuana earlier in the day, according to the MPD probable cause statement.

During a search, a black case containing white crystals was located in his pocket by officers. A glass pipe was also located with white residue on it during the search. Tow was taken to the Pinal County Jail as the substance tested positive as methamphetamine.