September 24, 2023
Ernest Andrew Burley Jr.

An Oxford man was arrested after apparently trying to dissolve methamphetamine in a drink.

Ernest Andrew Burley Jr., 52, was a passenger in a white Dodge Ram pickup shortly earlier than 11 p.m. Monday in Oxford when the pickup was pulled over when the driving force failed to come back to a whole cease, in line with an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Throughout the visitors cease, a deputy seen that Burley was stirring the contents of a black and orange steel cup. A Ok-9 unit responded to the scene and the canine alerted on the truck, indicating the possible presence of medication. A search of the automobile turned up a transparent plastic baggie with white residue. It was discovered on the entrance passenger floorboard, close to the place Burley had been seated. The white residue examined constructive for methamphetamine. The cup that Burley had been holding was discovered within the entrance middle console. The cup held a number of items of ice coated in a white reside that additionally examined constructive for the presence of methamphetamine.

Burley was arrested on felony prices of possession of a managed substance and destroying proof. He was booked on the Sumter County Detention Middle on $4,000 bond.