Kudos to BPD
Published 11:26 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2005
Excellent police work by the Brewton Police Department last week netted the largest recovery of compressed marijuana believed ever made in Escambia County.
Sgt. Eric Suarez and Officers Rodney Brand and Jeff McGraw were on duty in the wee hours Friday morning when they noticed a suspicious vehicle in town. Sgt. Suarez made a routine stop of that vehicle when he found it speeding on Belleville Avenue. When asked for identification, the driver fled the scene on foot; the truck he was driving was reported stolen.
Tracking dogs from Fountain Prison were used in an attempt to locate the driver. Meanwhile, members of the BPD and the 21st Judicial District Drug Task Force got a search warrant for a residence at which the truck previously had been seen. It was there that they found 306 pounds of compressed marijuana and a suspect was arrested for drug trafficking.
Kudos to the law enforcement officers whose alertness led them to make the stop and to follow up on suspicious activity to recovery a very large amount of marijuana. It's nice to know they're protecting us as we sleep.