A man was arrested on Wednesday after applying for a loan so that he could purchase methamphetamine, investigators allege.
According to a police report, Grady Carson, 58, went to a Carolina Title Loans office in Spartanburg, South Carolina, to secure a loan against his automobile. According to its web site, the loan company provides “fast cash to deal with an unexpected expense” and charges interest rates that begin at 96 percent.
A Carolina Title Loans employee told police that Carson, who was pacing as he filled out paperwork, told her he "needed the money to purchase meth."
Since her manager was at another store, the worker “faxed a help letter” to the second employee, who contacted the police.
When officers arrived at the loan business, Carson was handcuffed and a search of his pockets turned up “a glass container with a off white rock like substance inside.” Carson, police noted, “stated it was cocaine but he was not going to smoke it because he did meth.”
Carson was charged with narcotics possession and booked into the county jail. He was released from custody at around 4:40am on Thursday.