WCSC-TV in Charleston, SC, is reporting today that former NASCAR driver Robert Powell was arrested this week after reports of possible drug activity at his Goose Creek, SC home. Authorities reportedly discovered materials used in the manufacture of methamphetamine in a garbage can placed in front of Powell’s home, including empty containers of cold medicine and drain cleaner, as well as a number of syringes, one of which tested positive for methamphetamine. Powell, 49, was arrested along with housemate Elma Buchanan and charged with the possession and manufacture of methamphetamine.
The South Carolina native made 15 starts in NASCAR National Series competition between 1989 and 1994, despite running more than two races in a season on only one occasion. His best career finish was a fourth in a Grand National Series events at Georgia’s Lanier Speedway in May of 1989.