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Meth pipe in sleeping man’s hand leads Barstow deputies to drugs, explosives, fake guns

By in Press Enterprise on May 19, 2017

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

BARSTOW >> Deputies found explosives, drugs and replica guns in a car early Friday morning after they checked on a Riverside man who fell asleep with a methamphetamine pipe in his hand, officials said.

Geoffrey Williams, 42, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sale, transportation of methamphetamine for sale, possession of an explosive device, and transportation and possession of marijuana for sale and was booked into the Barstow jail, according to a San Bernardino County sheriff’s news release.

Just after 2:30 a.m., Barstow Station Deputy Johnnie Mamon stopped at the Food for Less fuel pumps at 580 E. Virginia Way to get gas when he spotted a vehicle at the pumps with a man slumped over the wheel, according to the release.

Mamon approached the vehicle and noticed that the sleeping man, later identified as Williams, had a glass pipe typically used to smoke methamphetamine in his hand, officials said. Mamon woke Williams up and detained him while he searched his vehicle.

Inside the car, the deputy reportedly located a half-pound of high-grade marijuana, nine grams of methamphetamine, several scales and packaging, federally regulated veterinary medicine, several realistic airsoft handguns, explosives and a large amount of cash.

Williams was arrested and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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