Traffic stop leads to methamphetamine arrest

Traffic stop leads to methamphetamine arrest
Justus Courts.
LEWISTON, ID - A Clarkston man was charged with a misdemeanor and multiple felonies after a traffic stop by the Lewiston Police Department led to the discovery of methamphetamine.

Officers stopped 18-year-old Justus Courts, at around 9:30 Wednesday evening while he was driving a white Buick in the 3100 block of Highway 12 for a traffic violation. Courts was then approached by an officer who said he noticed Courts acting nervous. Upon further investigation it was determined that Courts had criminal records involving narcotics offenses. Lewiston Police Department Narcotics K-9 Lucy was then taken to the vehicle for inspection.

During the search, officers located a hype kit containing a spoon with suspected methamphetamine residue on it and later found a plastic bag containing suspected meth.

Police say that Courts was also in possession of a small digital scale, a methamphetamine/marijuana pipe and prescription methadone without a prescription, a schedule two narcotic.

Courts was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia as well as Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to deliver and Possession of methadone without a prescription.

Courts was released from Nez Perce County Jail Thursday afternoon on his recognizance and will appear in court for a preliminary hearing on January 16th.