Man charged after drugs found in shoes

Published 10:26 am Friday, August 23, 2013

A man whom police were looking for to serve warrants on found himself in more trouble after officers found suspected drugs in his shoes, according to Bainbridge Public Safety.

On Monday morning, Captain Mark Esquivel learned that Wardricus Grant, 21, of Donalsonville, Ga., had warrants for his arrest out of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, but was possibly staying in the city of Bainbridge.

At noon, BPS investigators Esquivel, Chip Nix, Ryan Deen and Sgt. James Dollar went to 930 E. Water Street and knocked on the front door.

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The officers were allowed inside and told that Grant was in a back bedroom. Officers placed Grant under arrest and handcuffed him, but as he was being led out of the home, he asked for his shoes and shirt.

Sgt. Dollar went back into the bedroom to fetch the clothing items, but noticed a cigarette pack inside one of the shoes. Inside the cigarette pack, Dollar found two small pieces of plastic that contained crack cocaine.

Grant was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. He was also wanted on warrants from Seminole County for obstruction of an officer and driving without a license.


Police investigating commercial break-ins

A rash of attempted break-ins at local businesses has Bainbridge Public Safety looking for information on any possible suspects.

On August 19, someone shattered the employee entrance door at Hardee’s on Shotwell street. Two cash registers and a safe were damaged, and an office was in disarray.

A window was broken at Yogi’s Food Store on Dothan Road on August 13 and a couple of cigarette cartons were taken.

Also on August 13, someone shattered a window at The Wear House, 1015 S. West Street. Nothing was taken.

On August 12, a large plate glass window was broken out at Deep South Coins at 1119 E. Shotwell Street. An anonymous caller reported seeing that a small white car, possibly a Ford Focus, had driven through the business’ parking lot just before the window broke.

Anyone with any information about who may have committed the burglaries is asked to call Bainbridge Public Safety investigators at (229) 248-2038.