Several arrested on drug charges

Published 4:58 pm Monday, November 15, 2010

Brewton Police officers have put several area residents behind bars on a variety of drug charges, and they are seeking the help of residents as they search for two other suspects.

Sgt. Bryan Davis, director of the Brewton Police Department’s narcotics division, said the arrests came over a three-day period and included several arrests on indictments handed down by the Escambia County Grand Jury in a recent session.

Daryl Vinson Graves, 34, of Bethea Road in Brewton, was arrested Nov. 11 following a traffic stop on U.S. 41 by Officer Nicholas Stanley, who placed the suspect under arrest when a homemade smoking device was found in Graves’ possession.

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Graves was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a signature bond, however an investigation continued in the case. Officers later found a plastic bag inside the smoking device that contained Methamphetamine. Graves now has an active warrant for his arrest on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

On Nov. 12, Brewton Police officers arrested three Brewton men in an area known as The Flats and each suspect faces a variety of drug charges.

Davis said the arrest came after officers observed a group of people congregated in the area.

“Sgt. Andrew Casey and other officers approached The Flats, which is at the intersection of Sowell Road and Liles Boulevard, at around 7 p.m.,” Davis said. “When they approached they observed several vehicles blocking the roadway and several subjects loitering at that location. As the officers arrived several people fled on foot. Two of them dropped their cell phones at the scene.”

Arrested were Michael Oneal Campbell, 40, of 107 Liles Boulevard; Derek Demetris Galloway, 27, of 103 Newburg Court; and Willie James Culliver Jr., 38, of 519 Neal Street.

Campbell faces a charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance-cocaine. Galloway was charged with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance-crack cocaine. Culliver was charged with obstructing governmental operations and resisting arrest.

In a Saturday night arrest by Officer Deric Smith ended when a man wanted on grand jury indictments was taken into custody near Sportsman’s Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Davis said.

Domonic Marquis Culliver, 18, of 726 Travis Avenue, was arrested on grand jury indictments and now faces additional charges for a discovery made during the arrest.

“Officer Smith cam in contact with Culliver at Sportsman’s Park,” Davis said. “Officer Smith ran a warrant check on the suspect and found he had several grand jury writs for his arrest. During the arrest, smith found Culliver to be in possession of several small bags of marijuana that was packaged for distribution.

Grand jury writs against Culliver included unlawful distribution of a controlled substance-marijuana; unlawful possession of marijuana, first degree; and two count of burglary of a vehicle. Stemming from the Saturday arrests, Culliver now faces new charges of unlawful possession of marijuana, first degree.

“Our officers did a great job,” Davis said. “The Brewton Police Department has been looking for Culliver for several weeks on those warrants.”