An Alabama “fugitive” was picked up by East Providence police early Tuesday morning, Sept. 10, while he was hitchhiking on the exit 6 ramp to Route 195.
Wayne M. Munns, 38, of Fort Payne, was spotted by a patrol officer at about 12:52 am. He was wanted on a warrant for drug possession in DeKalb County.
A search of Munns by patrol officers found several prescription drugs in backpacks he was carrying. The drugs reportedly were prescribed for his ex-wife. He told police that he used them for back pain.
Police officers also found five knives – one with a 4-inch blade in a holster on his belt -- and a machete protruding from a backpack, according to the arrest report. Two of the knives had blades that were 7.5 inches long; two of the knives had 3-inch blades.
Munns was charged with possession of controlled substances and possessing illegal weapons, according to the arrest report.
The warrant indicates that he is subject to full extradition back to Alabama to face the drug possession charge there, according to the arrest report.