Authorities say that a Forsyth County man was arrested late last week after he was found driving with a suspended license allegedly carrying methamphetamine and numerous fake driver’s licenses.
Michael Shane Stamey, 48, of Cumming was taken into custody on Thursday evening after two undercover narcotics deputies saw Stamey at a Chevron gas station on Browns Bridge Road and recognized him as “a known area drug dealer,” according to sheriff’s office reports.
Deputies knew that Stamey had a suspended driver’s license and attempted a traffic stop on his vehicle as he fled the scene, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Cpl. Doug Rainwater.
Stamey’s vehicle was quickly surrounded by deputies in a nearby parking lot and taken into custody for driving on a suspended license. Rainwater said that while fleeing the scene, Stamey also allegedly threw a container of methamphetamine and 10 fake driver’s licenses with Stamey’s photo and false names from his vehicle.
Upon searching the vehicle, Rainwater said that deputies also found a knife and drug-related items for the sale of methamphetamine.
Stamey has been charged with 10 counts of identity fraud, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of firearm or knife during the commission of a felony, possession of drug-related objects, obstruction of law enforcement officers, tampering with evidence and driving with a suspended license.
He is being held in the Forsyth County Jail under no bond.