Police bust two with powdered cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 3, 2004

Greenville Police officers arrested two men Thursday night in the parking lot next to the Greenville Gym on Commerce Street.

Two police officers, while on patrol, noticed two men sitting in a car and when they approached the car, the two got out and began to walk away, according to Captain Wink Fussell.

&uot;When they saw the officers they jumped out and started walking away,&uot; he said.

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&uot;One threw down a bag that turned out to be empty.&uot;

Fussell said when the officers approached the car they noticed the smell of marijuana wafting through a partially open window.

During a search of the car, the officers found a Crown Royal bag in the driver’s area, Fussell said.

Inside the bag they found what they believed to be marijuana, several crack rocks, 12 bags of powdered cocaine, a tablet of ecstasy, prescription cough syrup and a marijuana blunt all of which had an estimated street value of $2,820.

When the two were taken to the police station, one was found to have $1,236 and a cell phone concealed on his person.

Marlon Keith Herbert, 24, was charged with possession of marijuana, first degree, and possession of a controlled substance.

His alleged cohort was Eric Travales Rudolph, 23, and he was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, first degree.

The 1982 Buick 4-door sedan was recently purchased by Herbert and has been impounded, Fussell said.

&uot;I don’t believe this was all for personal use,&uot; the captain said in reference to what was found.

&uot;We also don’t find much ecstasy around here, it is usually crack or marijuana.&uot;

Chief Lonzo Ingram said this should serve as notice to those dealing drugs in his town.

&uot;This serves notice to those who use, sale and possess drugs,&uot; he said.

&uot;We are dedicated to cleaning this up and removing it from our streets.&uot;

The arresting officers were Russell Davis and Al Dyess.

They were patrolling the parking lot beside the gym because several vehicles were recently burglarized.