Woman arrested for crack cocaine

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 20, 2014

An Andalusia woman is behind bars after being caught at a license checkpoint with marijuana, crack cocaine and powder cocaine.

Twenty-seven-year-old Tambre Renee Gay was arrested at the Antioch Road checkpoint early Saturday morning, according to a release from the Drug Task Force.

Covington County Deputy David Brownlee and Sgt. Kevin Wise observed Gay’s vehicle stop prior to the checkpoint, which eventually reached the checkpoint.

When Brownlee approached the vehicle, he could smell marijuana.

According to the release, Gay was informed that the marijuana smell was detected and she allegedly admitted there was marijuana in the center console of the car.

Law enforcement officials conducted a probable cause search of Gay’s vehicle, in which they found a small plastic bag of marijuana and four additional bags containing crack cocaine and powder cocaine.

The field weight of the cocaine was 70 grams.

DTF Commander Mark Odom was called to take over the investigation.

“For our area, this is a pretty large seizure,” he said. “The street value of these narcotics is approximately $7,000. That is 70 grams of highly addictive drug that won’t ever make it to the streets of Covington County. I appreciate the job done by Sgt. Wise and Deputy Brownlee.”

Gay has been charged with trafficking a controlled substance, possession of marijuana II and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Her bond was set at $160,500.

She has since been released on bond.