BPS cracks down on drug dealer with meth, cocaine

Published 5:39 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Bainbridge Public Safety arrested a drug dealer on Monday, Feb. 6, on Flemming Street for possession of cocaine and methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The drug dealer also had a firearm on him when BPS officers were talking to him.

Around 11:50 a.m., BPS investigator Mark Esquivel was tipped off about a drug dealer sitting in a car in front of a house on Flemming Street. Upon locating the vehicle, Esquivel, along with investigators Chris Avery and Chris Jordon, approached the vehicle according to the incident report.

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The driver was identified as 38 year-old Santray Davis, who was being sought out for a case that Jordon was working on at the time. When Jordan asked Davis to step out of the vehicle, the officers noticed a handgun and baggies of a white substance in plain sight on the floorboard of the car, according to Esquivel. 

The officers placed Davis in handcuffs, and got the other two people out of the car. After searching the car more, the officers found a pill bottle of crack cocaine in the driver’s side door.

Davis was placed under arrest and taken to BPS headquarters. BPS officer Jessica Richardson searched the other two members and nothing was found, according to the incident report.

Davis was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Esquivel does not think the arrest is related to the other methamphetamine arrests made over the past couple of weeks.