Traffic stop for cracked windshield uncovers suspected marijuana, methamphetamine, pipes

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - The passenger of car stopped by Bartlesville police due to its cracked windshield is now facing drug charges after officers found him with suspected marijuana, methamphetamine and smoking devices.

Forty-two-year-old James Ray Duffield, Jr., facing charges of possession of controlled dangerous substances, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, on Wednesday appeared in Washington County District Court where the judge set his bond to $50,000.

According to the affidavit, at around 8:30 p.m. Monday police stopped a Mercury Cougar in the area of Virginia Avenue and 5 th Street when they saw a horizontal crack through its windshield "obscuring the driver's view."

While speaking to the driver, they noticed seated in the back of the car was Duffield whose breathing "was extremely labored" and "who was sweating profusely."

Police then asked Duffield to step out of the car, asking if he had any weapons and if he would consent to a search. He reportedly responded "Go ahead. I ain't got no weapons, just weed and a light bulb."

Searching him, police found a light bulb bearing burn marks with its bottom missing, a smoking pipe with black residue and a small container bearing suspected marijuana. From his wallet, police took a baggie containing suspected methamphetamine.

Duffield reportedly told police the substance was his and identified it as "meth," said the report.

He is due back in court on Aug. 18.

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