DTF nets meth in bust
By By Lisa Tindell
Three Brewton area men have been arrested on drug charges.
Kyfus Bernard Dexter of 1106 Dailey Street in East Brewton was arrested on Wednesday when the Brewton Police Department investigated a suspicious vehicle on May Street in Brewton.
Officer Bryan Davis attempted to make contact with the driver of the vehicle when he left the vehicle and ran on foot. After identifying the driver, officer's recovered 29 grams of crack cocaine, 15 grams of powder cocaine, two plastic bags of marijuana and over $600 in cash from the vehicle.
The 24-year-old offender was charged with trafficking cocaine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana – first degree. He was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond. Having not made bond, he remains in custody at the Escambia County Detention Center.
Assisting in the arrest of Dexter were agents from the 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force.
On Oct. 19, Brewton Police again made an arrest involving drugs.
Clayton Levi Glass, Route 1 in Castleberry, was arrested following a traffic stop on Appleton Road in Brewton, Brewton Police Sgt. Jason Peavy recovered a plastic bag from the automobile containing crystal methamphetamine and a glass pipe used for smoking the illegal drug.
Glass, 22, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Glass had not had a bond hearing as of press time. He remained in custody at the Escambia County Detention Center.
The third arrest came on Oct. 20 when Brewton Police investigated a suspicious situation on Crosby Street in Brewton.
Ricardo Donell Smith of 820 Conoley Avenue in Brewton was arrested when he was noticed standing with another subject on Crosby Street at 2:30 a.m. on Friday.
According to a press release from the 21st Judicial Task Force, officers approached the suspects. At that time one person fled on foot. The suspect was apprehended a block away from the point of incident and was identified as Smith. He was found to be in possession of crack cocaine estimated to have a street value of approximately $900.
Smith had bond set at $5,000 following a bond hearing. He has since posted bail and has been released from the Escambia County Detention Center.
The 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force is comprised of the following law enforcement agencies: Escambia County Sheriff's Department, Atmore Police Department, East Brewton Police Department, Brewton Police Department, Flomaton Police Department, Escambia County District Attorney's office and the Escambia County Commission.
The Task Force receives 50 percent of its funding from a grant funding by the Bureau of Justice Affairs Division of the United States Department of Justice and which is administered by the Alabama Department of Economics and Community Affairs. The remainder of the funding is provided by the Escambia County Sheriff's Department, Atmore Police Department, Brewton Police Department and the Escambia County District Attorney's Office.
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