Deputies nab man with drugs after he ditches moped and flees on foot

Jeremy Lamar Sanders

Sumter County sheriff’s deputies nabbed a man with drugs after he ditched a moped and fled on foot.

Jeremy Lamar Sanders, 29, of Wildwood, had been riding the moped, which did not have a license plate, at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday when he did not stop at a stop sign on Kilgore Street in Wildwood, according to an arrest report. He quickly accelerated when a deputy initiated a traffic stop and due to public safety concerns, the deputy did not pursue Sanders, but kept visual contact with him. The deputy saw Sanders stop and get off the moped in the 500 block of Pitt Street. Three deputies pursued Sanders on foot and he got down on the ground at a carport at another home on Pitt Street.

A search of a zipper pouch found in the crotch area of Sanders’ underwear turned up .72 grams of methamphetamine, 1.09 grams of crack cocaine, 2.8 grams of powdered cocaine and 3.7 grams of MDMA.

“These drugs were all located within individual baggies along with the electronic scale and as such they were believed to be prepared for sale or distribution,” the deputy wrote in the arrest report.

Sanders was arrested on multiple drug charges, as well as a charge of driving while license suspended. He was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on $20,500 bond.