A Delta County man who reportedly said he found methamphetamine in the parking lot of his business has been charged with 12 offenses, including multiple felonies.
Michael Levins, who denies the allegations, was arrested in late September after a domestic violence complaint led to deputies pulling over his vehicle.
He is free on bond.
Levins was formally charged with drug possession with the intent to distribute or manufacture, a class-2 drug felony, according to a spokeswoman from the 7th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
Levins was also charged as a special offender, related to having a weapon while allegedly engaged in distribution/manufacture of drugs.
He is further charged with two counts of drug possession; one count of possession of a dangerous weapon; two counts of possession of a weapon by a previous offender as a class-5 felony; two counts of possession of a weapon by a previous offender as a class-6 felony; the misdemeanor counts of possessing a defaced firearm and possessing an illegal weapon (metallic knuckles) and the petty drug offense of possessing drug paraphernalia.
The Delta County Sheriff’s Office stopped Levins last month on U.S. 50 as part of an investigation into a reported domestic violence incident at his residence earlier.
Deputies reported finding a baggie of suspected meth in Levins’ pocket, which according to his arrest affidavit, Levins said he had picked up from his parking lot, but didn’t know what it was.
The affidavit also says Levins told deputies the free-air sniffs by the sheriff’s K9s were “illegal.”
Authorities said they found four firearms, three of which had been reported stolen; about 2 grams of heroin; a total of 282 grams of meth; 21 grams of psilocybin mushrooms and a Taser.
Levins is due again in court Oct. 30.
Deputies also arrested a man with Levins, Archie Ware Jr., on a firearms charge and for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender. His court date is Oct. 21.