• 57°

Two behind bars after massive bust

ANDREW EDWARDS

Two people are behind bars and are facing unlawful possession of drugs charges.

On Dec. 2, 2020, at approximately 9 a.m., the Crenshaw County TAC Team initiated a search warrant, based off information gathered from Deputy Justin Frazier’s investigation, in the 200 block of N. Bolling Avenue in Rutledge in reference to recovering stolen property and serving a Burglary 3rd and Theft of Property warrant on Carson Cobb.

Cobb was not at the residence but stolen property was recovered.

The TAC Team later received word that Cobb was staying with her boyfriend, Christopher Stokes, in the 100 block of Clements Avenue in Luverne. Members of the TAC Team moved on the location and contact was made with Cobb.

As Narcotics Investigator Jonathan Pitts took Cobb in to custody, he observed individually packaged bags of methamphetamine in the bedroom where she and Stokes were sleeping.

DV Investigator Chris Stewart obtained a search warrant for the residence which led to the discovery of 16 grams of cocaine, 8 grams of methamphetamine, small amounts of marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Cobb and Stokes were transported to the Crenshaw County Jail for further questioning and to be booked on the charges of Unlawful Distribution of Cocaine/Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Further charges are pending.

This is the second time drugs and narcotics have been located and seized from this residence based off a theft investigation from the Rutledge area.

The Sherriff’s department also dealt with an incident on December 1, 2020 when Pitts was flagged down by the clerks at the Marathon Gas Station in Rutledge.

Pitts was advised that a male subject had been causing a scene at the location, and was driving a 2002 Nissan Sentra Red in color. Pitts located the vehicle in the parking lot hidden behind several log trucks and exited his patrol vehicle in an attempt to make contact with the driver of the vehicle.

However, the driver accelerated and a vehicle pursuit was initiated.

Pitts pursued the vehicle into the Old Acres area where the driver began driving through back yards. The pursuit ended when the driver attempted to exit his vehicle and run on foot.

Pitts was successful in safely apprehending the driver who was identified as Carlos Wilmer Stewart Jr.

Stewart Jr. was transported to the Crenshaw County Jail where he was charged with Attempting to Elude and FTA for DUI.