Suspicious people in cars led Sweetwater Police to three different drug-related arrests Friday and Saturday.
Officer Adam Taylor said it was around 11:30 p.m. when he was told of a suspicious vehicle parked at Rural King after business hours.
Taylor said he found a Buick sedan in the parking lot and identified the driver as Terry Lynn Crofts, who handed over a state identification card when asked for ID. Crofts told Taylor that he had not had a driver’s license for a while.
Taylor ran a check on Crofts’ license and it came back as revoked. Taylor then asked Crofts to roll up his car window and get out. Taylor said Crofts rolled the window up, but refused to get out.
Taylor said he eventually got Crofts out of the car and arrested him. While searching Crofts, Taylor said he found a loaded gun, a pill bottle with Olanzapine andf Mirtzaline inside, a glass smoking pipe with residue on it, digital scales with a residue on it and a black pouch with a plastic container in it with a crystal residue in it.
Crofts, 58, Reagan Road, Philadelphia, was charged with driving on a revoked license, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, two counts possession of a legend drug without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Saturday, around 5 p.m., Officer Justin White said he assisted Officer Anthony Duprey in checking out two people sitting inside a car near New Highway 68 and Pleasant Grove Road.
White said the two found Roger Dean Hurley to be the driver and one passenger. White said he asked if he could search the car and both agreed. Once they were out of the car, White asked if there was anything he should know about and Hurley said there was a pipe under the seat.
White allegedly found the pipe with residue in it and when asked, Hurley said it was from meth he had smoked earlier in the day. White said he also found a nearly empty bottle of Brandy and a check showed Hurley’s license was suspended in Kentucky.
Hurley, 50, Hurricane Creek Road, Stopover, Kentucky, was charged with driving on a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia and and open container violation.
And around 8:30 p.m. that night, Officer Chris Corona said he went to the Dinner Bell after a call about a suspicious man.
When Corona arrived, he found the man, who said his name was Kurt Parker. When Corona asked for some identification, however, the man handed over an identification card that said his name was James Lucas Gibby.
Corona said the picture on the card looked nothing like the man he was talking to. He asked the man again who he was and the man handed over another card that identified him as Donnie Bo Barker. This turned out to be his real name, according to arrest warrants.
Corona said Barker consented to be searched and in his front sweater pocket Corona found a loaded hypodermic needle and a small baggie containing a pink pill.
Barker, 29, Thompson Road, Madisonville, was charged with possession of Methadone Hydrochloride, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal impersonation.