A Newburg man was arrested late Sunday after a traffic stop and a subsequent search by a Phelps County deputy revealed a stash of suspected crystal methamphetamine.


A Newburg man was arrested late Sunday after a traffic stop and a subsequent search by a Phelps County deputy revealed a stash of suspected crystal methamphetamine.
Nathan Andrew Maxwell, 31, was incarcerated in the Phelps County Jail, pending the issuance of warrants that would charge him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and a misdemeanor charge of possessing less than 35 grams of marijuana.
According to Detective Andy Davis, with the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, approximately $1,500 in cash was seized, which was allegedly involved in the sale of illegal narcotics.
Maxwell was arrested shortly after he was pulled over for a traffic stop in the 16000 block of County Road 8170, north of Interstate 44 in Doolittle.
Precipitating the traffic stop, PCSD Deputy Michael Manley observed Maxwell’s black Dodge Charger crossing the center line of the road.
According to Manley’s report, Davis said, Maxwell was acting nervous, so Manley patted him down and discovered a small amount of suspected methamphetamine in a clear wrapper.
Maxwell was subsequently arrested, and a more comprehensive search revealed three plastic baggies, each containing approximately one ounce of suspected crystal methamphetamine. Also, a small amount of suspected marijuana was found.
The street value of three ounces of crystal methamphetamine is estimated to be approximately $4,500, Davis said.