FRANKLINTON — A Youngsville man’s day went from bad to worse after he first crashed his scooter and then ended up being arrested for possession of crack cocaine while he received medical treatment for crash injuries Aug. 24.
Michael Anthony Sills, 45, 277, Stephen Taylor Road, was involved in a crash on Sims Bridge Road and was later transported to Franklin Medical Center in Louisburg.
Franklinton police officers responded to the crash as did Franklin County Sheriff Deputy J. Anderson.
Anderson reports that as he arrived to the scene to help direct traffic, Franklinton Police Officer B. Manson came to him with a white plastic baggie and a razor blade that he had recovered from the crash scene.
The contents in the bag appeared to be crack cocaine, according to Anderson, who then secured the items in his patrol car.
The ensuing investigation by N.C. Highway Patrol and witness statements enabled Anderson to determine that Sills was the driver of the scooter and that during the course of the wreck, a storage compartment under the seat of the scooter came open, dumping the contents on the ground, including the baggie.
Anderson then performed a field test on the contents of the baggie and got a positive reaction for the presence of cocaine.
Later, the substance was weighed and found to be 4-grams of cocaine.
Anderson obtained warrants for Sills’ arrest from the Magistrate’s office and arrested him as he left Franklin Medical Center for felony possession with intent to sell a schedule II controlled substance, felony maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance and felony possession of cocaine.
Sills was taken to the Franklin County jail and held on a $26,000 secured bond.