Christopher Tam Peoples, 46, of Carbon Hill, was arrested after being pulled over on a traffic stop on Chickasaw Road, according to Lt. Jason Richardson.
“Once pulled over, we could tell that he acted like he was tore up and when we got him out we thought he had taken some medication, but that’s when we found the crystal meth on him,” Richardson said.
Peoples, who was a Carbon Hill police officer in the mid-90s, had an Aspirin bottle containing Lortabs and Klonopins in his left jacket pocket. Richardson said Peoples told officers that he had the pills on him but while searching, police also found a clear bag of crystal methamphetamine.
Richardson, Sgt. Josh McGuire and officers Jason Morris and Jordan Roberts were on the scene Friday night and charged Peoples with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. According to records from 2013, Peoples was previously arrested for trafficking methamphetamine, first-degree unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, use and possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest. He was on bond on those charges when he was arrested Friday.
Peoples is now being held in the Walker County Jail. Because his previous bond has been revoked, no bond has been set for Peoples.