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Man Did Not Know He Had Drugs In Wallet


A Summerville man claimed he did not know that a plastic bag of meth was in his wallet, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports.

Deputies stopped 54-year-old Michael Howard Nagel at a roadblock on Bellah Avenue in Summerville on Sunday night.

“I could tell that the male subject was nervous. As the male subject opened his wallet to retrieve his driver’s license, I noticed that there was a lump n the corner of his wallet,” Deputy Marvin Armstrong III reported.

Deputies asked Nagel to get out of the vehicle. As they talked with him, they asked him if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. He said, “No.”

The deputy then found the meth in Nagel’s wallet.

“Mr. Nagel advised that he didn’t know that it was in his wallet. After searching the rest of the vehicle, Mr. Nagel advised that everything was his,” the deputy stated.

Nagel was arrested for possession of meth, according to jail reports.