Georgiana men arrested for drug possession following traffic stop

Published 9:52 am Saturday, March 5, 2016

Two Georgiana men are behind bars after being stopped at a Children’s Policy Council checkpoint in Gantt Friday night with crack cocaine.

Gantt Police Chief Wesley Snodgrass said that Gantt Police, River Falls Police and the Covington County Sheriff’s office were working in conjunction to utilize the grant money provided when he stopped a white Dodge Stratus occupied by two males.

Snodgrass said the vehicle did not have tags displayed and the driver did not have identification.

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“During a pat down of Michael Lavon Lewis, a large amount of crack cocaine was found,” Snodgrass said.

The crack was in plain view in his pockets, Snodgrass said.

Snodgrass said he called for Drug Task Force to take over the case since Gantt is a member of the force.

Investigator Greg Jackson weighed the crack cocaine, which was more than eight grams.

Also found was a large amount of cash.

Lewis and Roy Lee Crittenden were arrested.

They were charged with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, which carried a $150,000 bond, and possession of drug paraphernalia, which had a $3,000 bond.

Lewis was also wanted on warrants out of Butler County and currently has a hold on him.