Man accused of running from deputies, throwing apparent crystal meth over fence

Putnam County court records say Antwon Dawayne Adams, 34, of Charleston is charged with possession with intent. (Putnam County Sheriff's Office)

Putnam County deputies said a man faces a drug charge after he ran from deputies at a convenience store and threw baggies that appeared to contain crystal methamphetamine over a fence.

Antwon Dawayne Adams, 34, of Charleston was charged Tuesday with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, according to a criminal complaint filed in Putnam County Magistrate Court.

Deputies said they saw a male Tuesday standing in the parking lot of the Sheetz in the Rock Branch area, talking on his cell phone and looking around. The officers decided to approach the male due to drug complaints in the area. One of the officers spoke to the male and motioned for him to come over to his cruiser. The male turned away and continued to walk into the convenience store.

The officers got out of their cruiser and followed the male inside. The complaint said the male then fled out the back door of the store, and a deputy saw him take what appeared to be plastic baggies out of the pocket of his shorts and throw them over a fence. Deputies said the male was taken into custody after he fell into a ditch.

A plastic baggie was found beside the suspect, and two more were found in a grassy area on the other side of the fence, the complaint said. The baggies contained what appeared to be crystal meth and weighed a combined total of about 101 grams.

The arrest was made by the Putnam County Narcotics Unit and the Special Enforcement Unit.

Adams is currently being held at Western Regional Jail on a $50,000 cash only bond.

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