Traffic stop on Alabama rural road leads to drugs, weapons and cash

Published 5:21 am Thursday, February 10, 2022

A traffic stop on a rural Alabama road led to a major gun and drug bust over the weekend.

In the late evening of Friday, February 4, Narcotics Investigator Pitts and Reserve Deputy Watson with the Crenshaw County Sheriff Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Shady Grove Road but the driver failed to pull over causing officers to pursue the suspect.

According to reports, the pursuit took officers into Pike County where the driver and their passenger began throwing things from the vehicle.

The suspects eventually pulled over and both occupants were taken into custody without further incident.

Following a search of the vehicle, officers discovered one Draco 7.62 caliber firearm, two Glock 40 caliber firearms, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia, and $4,360 in cash indicative of drug sales.

Investigator Pitts and Deputy Watson were also able to recover several items that were thrown from the vehicle during the pursuit.

The driver and their passenger were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a pistol without a permit and tampering with/destroying physical evidence. The driver was also charged with attempting to elude.

The case is still under investigation and no further information regarding the incident has been released.