Officer Dillon Crowe, the Bruceton Police Department’s newest officer, made his first arrest on cocaine-related charges during a May 26 traffic stop in Bruceton.
BPD Sgt. Jordan Bailey was also involved with that arrest.
According to Crowe’s report, he pulled over a white Ford Edge driven by Cartell McKeever of Jackson after clocking the vehicle at 61 mph in a 40 mph zone on Broad Street.
When asked for his driver’s license, McKeever said he did not have one and that he had never had one.
While speaking with McKeever, officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and when asked about it, McKeever said it was because his girlfriend smokes in the car. With probable cause, officers searched the vehicle and found 4.1 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for cocaine.
A total of $1,000 in cash was found on McKeever’s person.
McKeever was arrested and transported to Carroll County Jail.
The money and drugs were seized, and McKeever’s vehicle was towed from the scene.
According to Bruceton Police Chief Rick Crossno, Bruceton Mayor Bob Keeton has instructed him and his officers to pursue a tough stance on illegal drugs.
“The Mayor is pushing to get this stuff out of here,” said Crossno.
Officer Crowe has been with the BPD since March.