Cruise down Florida's highways and byways and you'll find all sorts of roadside vendors selling anything from fruit to rugs.
But you usually won't find a roadside
Last Tuesday evening an FWC officer spotted Rusty Bates and another dude standing by the trunk of a car parked on the side of U.S. Highway 1 in
After Bates quickly tried to hide the bottle inside a small cooler and destroy the evidence, the officer told the men to stay by the front of the car, the release ststed.
When the officer tried to stop Bates, the 48-year-old Port Orange man allegedly began to fight, grabbed the officer around the waist and tried to grab his gun.
But the officer quickly subdued the suspected meth mastermind and handcuffed him.
Bates was charged with Resisting an Officer with Violence, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Tampering with Evidence. Drug charges are pending. The other man was not arrested.