GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN) — A man has been arrested in Geneva County on drug and gun charges.
During an investigation of runaway juveniles in the Bellwood Community of Geneva County, deputies noticed a man getting out of a red Chevrolet pickup truck.
Having prior knowledge of the man’s driver’s license being revoked, officials pulled into the driveway and attempted to speak to him, according to the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office.
Officers say the man saw the deputies and then attempted to escape into the woods on foot while leaving the keys in the ignition with the vehicle running.
Officials pursued the suspect into the woods and noticed a black gym bag in his right hand as he was running.
The black Adidas sports bag was recovered and contained a plastic bag containing 12.1 grams of green leafy material, two digital scales, a box of clear plastic bags, a black bag that had the distinct odor of fresh marijuana, and a clear plastic bag containing approximately 2 pounds of crystal meth, according to officials.
While searching the truck, deputies found an FN 5.7 semi-automatic pistol in the center console with 19 rounds in the magazine.
Steven Silas is currently in the Geneva County Jail with multiple charges including trafficking in methamphetamine and certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm. Silas is a convicted felon with crimes of violence and weapons charges.