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Bozeman man arrested for meth after police say needles discovered in his pocket

Court documents show man would not stop for police, acting 'agitated'
Posted at 2:56 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 16:56:13-04

BOZEMAN — A Bozeman man could face prison time after Bozeman Police say he would not stop for them when they tried to pull him over -- and ended up having a pocketful of meth syringes in his pocket.

According to court documents, police say they saw Steven Hernandez move from one lane to another without signaling, then slowed down as the officer began to follow him.

When they tried to make a traffic stop, documents show Hernandez kept going, turning down several roads, appearing agitated, yelling something in the car.

Court documents show officers eventually drew their weapons on Hernandez when he pulled to the side of the road until he complied.

When they eventually made contact they found several capped syringes of meth in his pocket and a bag stashed in a nearby alley with two more grams of meth hidden near their location.

Court documents show Hernandez also told police he had also been using heroin earlier that evening.

While the prosecutor asked for a $5,000 bail due to a past criminal history dating back to 2011, the judge released Hernandez on his own recognizance.

His preliminary examination, or deadline to file up to district court, is set for July 17.