standing Hopkinton Police

HOPKINTON — A Charlestown man is facing charges after police said they found amphetamine pills and 2 ounces of suspected methadone during a traffic stop.

The man, Tylor Edwards, 27, of 36 Ross Hill Road, was arraigned Monday in Fourth Division District Court on two counts of possession of a controlled substance. He was also cited with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, according to Hopkinton police.

Edwards, who was convicted in 2017 of breaking and entering a dwelling in Westerly, was presented as a violator in Washington County Superior Court on Saturday. He was released on a promise to appear in both cases, according to court records.

Hopkinton Police Capt. Mark Carrier said the charges stem from a Saturday evening traffic stop on Main Street in Ashaway. The police said an officer saw that Edwards was not using his seat belt. Carrier said the officer smelled marijuana and observed that Edwards was acting suspiciously and focusing on a bag in the car.

The officer questioned Edwards, who admitted that he smokes marijuana but does not have a medical card. The police said he also told the officer that he was carrying a small amount of marijuana. In a search of the car, Hopkinton police said they seized two 30 mg pills of dextroamphetamine sulfate (Adderall), as well as two ounces of a greenish liquid substance believed to be methadone. The liquid was sent to the state laboratory for testing.

For Edwards, the arrest was considered a violation of the conditions of his release related to a September 2016 break-in in Westerly. According to court documents, Edwards was arrested after his fingerprints were found at the scene, a home on Iroquois Avenue.

He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 40 months of probation. Edwards is due back in Washington County Superior Court on March 11 for a violation hearing.

jvallee@thewesterlysun.com

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