Traffic stop turns to marijuana arrest
Published 5:37 pm Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Following a traffic stop for illegally tinted windows, Barry Crawford, 25, and Koufax Fountain Jr., 24, were arrested for possession of substance I or II controlled substance with intent and possession of marijuana with intent.
Bainbridge Public Safety Officers Jason Hayes and Toby Miller pulled over a Ford Focus driven by Crawford on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Monday afternoon after observing that the window tint was too dark.
Crawford was initially placed under arrest for driving without a license. Fountain, who was a passenger in the car, submitted to a search of his person during which Officer Miller found a bag of what was suspected to be spice.
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A further search of the car found a Tupperware container that contained six baggies with a “green leafy substance” inside and six baggies with a “crystal substance.”
The Tupperware container was found in a book bag on the floorboard of the passenger seat.
Fountain was booked on two charges of possession of schedule I or II controlled substance with intent to distribute and a charge of purchase, possession, manufacture or sale of marijuana. Crawford was charged with driving while license suspended or revoked, tinted window violation possession of schedule I or II controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.