Routine traffic stop in River Falls results in arrest of Greenville man, woman

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 8, 2007

Special to the Advocate

A routine traffic stop netted three arrests for chemical endangerment of a child for the River Falls Police Department Sunday.

According to Officer Greg Jackson, a late model Pontiac Grand Am, driven by 25-year-old Luther James Shrader of Greenville, was stopped for speeding on

U.S. Hwy. 84 at approximately 1 p.m.

&#8220When I approached the vehicle, the strong odor of burnt marijuana was coming from the car,” Jackson said. &#8220After receiving consent, the vehicle was searched and three bags of marijuana were recovered.

&#8220After talking with everyone in the car, it was determined that all three of

the suspects had smoked marijuana in front of the 6-year-old child who was

traveling with them,” he said. &#8220As a result of the child's exposure to marijuana, all three were charged with chemical endangerment of a child.”

Law enforcement officials arrested Shrader, 24-year-old Christopher Allen Keevert of Ozark and 22-years-old Shirley Ann Evans of Greenville and charged them with chemical endangerment of a child, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana in the second degree. Each is currently being held in the Covington County Jail on a $256,000 bond.

Assisting the River Falls Police Department in the arrests were Covington County Sheriff's Office Deputy Max Smith and Sgt. Waylon Griggs and Andalusia Police Officers Mike Finley and Darren Raines. – Andalusia Star-News.