Update: Bike riders face possession of drug related objects, meth possession charges

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comMay 10, 2013 

Update (Friday, 11:15 a.m.):

Two men who were stopped by police for riding bikes in the roadway without headlights Thursday morning faced methamphetamine possession charges Friday during an 8 a.m. Recorder's Court hearing.

Thomas Dickerson, 35, faced charges of abandoning a controlled substance, possession of meth and possession of drug related objects. Trevor Smith, 19, faced two charges of possession of drug related objects, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

Officers told the court that Dickerson and Smith were riding bikes without headlights on 12th Avenue at about 4:30 a.m. when officers attempted to pull them over. Dickerson and Smith continued to ride their bikes until they reached a house on the 1100 block of 29th Street.

Police allegedly saw Dickerson throw a plastic baggie with a white substance in it towards the bushes of the house before running toward the front door. The two men were apprehended shortly after and taken into custody.

When asked why they were out at 4:30 a.m., Dickerson and Smith gave conflicting stories. One said they were going to Walmart. The other said they were going to a Circle K.

After searching Smith, officers found a gram of marijuana and an empty plastic baggie with bulldogs on it. Officers later found several plastic baggies of the same make on the side of the road, after Dickerson told officers Smith threw marijuana into the area in his attempts to get away.

When police searched bushes where Dickerson was seen throwing objects, police found a glass smoking device and a plastic baggie filled with 0.6 grams of meth.

During Friday's hearing, Judge Michael Cielinski set Dickerson's bond at $6,000. Smith's bond was set at $6,500.

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