Weeki Wachee Man Accused of Drug Possession
He tried to flee on a bicycle and on foot, Hernando deputies said.
HERNANDO COUNTY – A Weeki Wachee man was arrested after he fled from deputies early this morning (Feb. 13) when they tried to stop him for riding a bicycle without a light, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said.
Adam Scott Hamilton, 24, of Weeki Wachee, was charged with one count each of Possession of Methamphetamine and Resisting Arrest without Violence. Deputies said they have been dealing with Hamilton for many years. He has been tied to crimes such as Burglary, Battery, Grand Theft, and Uttering Forged Check.
Deputies said they spotted Hamilton riding a bicycle with no lights while they were conducting proactive patrols early this morning in the area of Lake Drive in the Royal Highlands, where illegal drug activity is frequently conducted.
As riding a bicycle in the dark, with no lights, is an infraction, deputies said they tried to make a traffic stop near Westview Court and Country Road. Hamilton fled on his bicycle into a wooded lot at the intersection.
As deputies followed close behind Hamilton, Hamilton fell off his bicycle in the wooded lot. After falling off the bicycle, Hamilton tried to run from the deputies, who caught him after a very short foot pursuit during which Hamilton fell down three times.
Deputies said they found a baggie of methamphetamine when they took him into custody.
“These proactive drug arrests assure that, at least while Hamilton is in jail, he will not be able to victimize any innocent Hernando County residents,” Hernando Sheriff Al Nienhuis said.
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