OSAGE COUNTY — Osage County Prosecuting Attorney Amanda Grellner charged Adam S. Bottoms, 42, of Chamois, with possession of a controlled substance on Friday following his arrest the …
OSAGE COUNTY — Osage County Prosecuting Attorney Amanda Grellner charged Adam S. Bottoms, 42, of Chamois, with possession of a controlled substance on Friday following his arrest the previous day.
According to a probable cause statement filed by Det. David Neumann, Bottoms was stopped at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Hwy. 89 North near CR 302 for failure to maintain the right half of the roadway. Neumann noted the passenger tires were completely off the paved roadway. During the first occurrence, there was no solid white line; it happened a second time, with the tires leaving the road altogether.
After identifying the driver as Bottoms, Neumann said the two spoke as the deputy conducted a records check.
“During this time, Bottoms was very talkative,” Neumann noted in his PC statement. “He attempted to control the conversation and manage my impression of him at various points.”
Neumann added that he recognized the behavioral pattern and other factors to be consistent with an individual involved in criminal activity.
Bottoms refused to consent to a search, so Neumann deployed K-9 Tina to sniff the free-air space around the vehicle. The drug dog alerted to the odor of a controlled substance.
As a result, Neumann told Bottoms he was searching the vehicle. At that time, the defendant admitted to having an “8-ball” of methamphetamine on the front passenger seat, which was concealed beneath a small metal tray.
During a search, Neumann seized a baggie with approximately 3.8 grams of a white crystalline substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. He also found a glass smoking device with suspected methamphetamine residue in the bowl and stem.
Bottoms was held for 24 hours at the Osage County Detention Center pending formal charges. He is a prior felony drug offender, convicted of felony possession of a controlled substance in 2001. Bottoms was also in possession of a muzzle-loader gun, which Neumann noted was capable of serious injury or death. He believes Bottoms may be a danger to the community if he were to use the meth while in possession of the weapon.
Bottoms was released on a $10,000 cash or surety bond and is scheduled to return at 10 a.m. on Feb. 20 for a bond appearance hearing before Judge Sonya Brandt.