Man allegedly drove impaired, concealed meth


PERRY — A Perry man is facing numerous charges after he was allegedly found to possess methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

James Sherbert Jr., 47, was stopped about 11:51 p.m. Saturday for vehicle and traffic violations, Perry police said. When officers approached his vehicle, he allegedly gave them a different name.

Further investigation allegedly showed his driver’s license was suspended for failure to pay a fine.

Officers suspected Sherbert was impaired and he allegedly failed field sobriety tests. He was taken to the Perry Police Department for further evaluation. Officers said he was found to be under the influence of multiple drugs.

During the examination, Sherbert was allegedly found to be concealing a substance which later tested positive as methamphetamine, police said. Drug paraphernalia and several controlled substances were also allegedly found in his vehicle.

Sherbert was charged with felony fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell; felony tampering with physical evidence; second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia; second-degree criminal impersonation; driving while ability impaired by drugs; driving while ability impaired by a combination of drugs; and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Sherbert Jr. was arraigned in Village Court via Skype and committed to the Wyoming County Jail with no bail. He is to reappear on March 9.

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