Check point nets coke, meth arrests
Published 12:48 am Saturday, February 25, 2017
A driver’s license checkpoint Thursday night took drugs and firearms off the streets.
The 22nd Judicial Drug Task Force and the Covington County Sheriff’s Department joined forces for the checkpoint.
“Covington County officers were conducting a driver’s license checkpoint on Alabama Hwy. 137 when they were approached by a vehicle traveling southbound toward Florida,” DTF Agent Greg Jackson said.
During the stop, Jackson said, that officer saw in plain view a holster and a magazine containing ammunition.
“Officers called for a K9 to come to the scene,” he said.
When the K9 unit arrived K9 Juree was introduced to the vehicle and after a K9 alert, agents located scales, powder cocaine and three loaded firearms.
They were charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Federal firearms charges are possible.
In a second case, Jackson made contact with a suspicious vehicle on Hwy. 137 occupied by Michael Dewayne Davis of Wing.
Jacksons said that during the contact, Davis refused consent to search his vehicle and K9 Juree was introduced to the vehicle.
Juree alerted on the vehicle.
And DTF agents found a plastic bag containing methamphetamine and a glass methamphetamine smoking device.
He was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.