Florida man hid meth in hot potato wedges, deputies say

Florida Man Arrested after Attempting to Hide Meth in Potato Wedges

A Florida man wanted on a drug possession charge was arrested Saturday, but deputies added another charge when they found methamphetamine mixed in with "hot, fresh potato wedges," WTVT reported.

"I'd like an order of potatoes wedges with a side of METH!" Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday.

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Hillsborough County deputies conducted a traffic stop Saturday afternoon in the Tampa suburb of Brandon and found James Henry Simpson, 48, in the passenger seat, Chronister wrote. Deputies discovered an arrest warrant for Simpson had been issued in neighboring Polk County for failing to appear in a court on a drug possession charge, WTVT reported.

When a deputy searched the vehicle, 6 grams of meth were found inside a container, "mixed in with his hot, potato wedges," Chronister posted on Facebook.

Simpson was arrested and faces an additional drug possession charge in Hillsborough County, according to arrest records.

I’d like an order of potatoes wedges with a side of METH! During a traffic stop, #teamhcso learned the passenger in the...

Posted by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, June 11, 2019