On Monday, an unidentified caller reported a suspicious man standing around an area near the corner of Leavitt Street and Central Ave. to the Brazil City Police Department around 9:45 p.m.
Patrolman John Goldner responded to the call and discovered Thomas Auterson, 44, Carbon, in the reported area acting nervous.
Goldner spoke with Auterson, who was apparently unable to stand or keep his hands still by the officer's report of the incident.
During a pat down search on the suspect, Goldner reported locating a cigarette package containing three small Baggies with a crystal substance that field-tested positive as methamphetamine, an item used as a smoking pipe and a storage container.
Auterson was taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Justice Center. He was booked on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
Facing a $7,000 cash bond with 10 percent allowed, jail officials confirmed Auterson is awaiting formal arraignment per the court calendar while the Clay County Prosecutor's Office reviews the case.