Florida man hid meth in container of 'hot, fresh potato wedges,' deputies say

A Seffner man wanted on a Polk County warrant was arrested, but deputies tacked on another charge after they found meth belonging to him – and it was mixed in with “hot, fresh potato wedges,” they said.

Hillsborough County deputies conducted a traffic stop Saturday afternoon and found 48-year-old James Simpson in the passenger seat. They said there was a warrant for his arrest out of Polk County for failing to appear in court on a drug possession charge.  

As one of the deputies searched the vehicle, they said he found six grams of methamphetamines inside a container filled with potato wedges. 

Simpson was arrested and faces an additional drug possession in Hillsborough County.