Woman arrested on drug charge during traffic stop
A local woman was arrested on a drug-related charge Thursday afternoon during a traffic stop conducted by Bainbridge Public Safety.
Around 2:15 p.m. Thursday, officers pulled over a car driven by Kewia Latifaha Jackson, 22, of 4215 Fowlstown Road, on Dothan Road. After requesting consent to search the vehicle, officers found powder and crack cocaine that weighed approximately seven grams in the vehicle’s glove compartment. The cocaine had an estimated street value of about $1,000.
Jackson and two passengers were transported to BPS headquarters. After being interviewed, the passengers were released.
Jackson was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and driving without a valid license.
Man arrested after foot chase
Bainbridge Public Safety officers on patrol early Tuesday smelled the odor of burning marijuana near the Sims Street Apartments, and while investigating, had to chase down a suspect.
BPS Officers Seth Stroup and Terry Pait got out of their patrol car to investigate the odor and found a group of men standing around some cars parked along East Broughton Street. Pait approached the men, at which point, one of them ran off west behind an apartment building.
Stroup spotted the suspect, later identified as Earl Pierre Robertson, 32, of 905 S. West St., Bainbridge, run behind a house and then jump over a fence and cross over onto North Lamar Street. The officer saw Robertson was carrying something but threw it away as he ran behind a business.
After more running, Stroup finally caught up with Robertson behind the Winn-Dixie store. Robertson had two packages of small cigars in his back pants pocket. Near where Stroup had seen Robertson throw something away, officers found a cloth bag containing two clear baggies containing marijuana.
Robertson was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug-related objects, obstruction of officers and abandoning a controlled substance in a public place.