Search of employee's car leads to drug arrest

John Thompson • Updated May 30, 2019 at 8:19 AM

ELIZABETHTON — The execution of a search warrant on a parked car led to the arrest of a woman on drug charges on Tuesday.

Capt. Shane Darling, commander of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Elizabethton Police Department, said officers responded to 135 W. Elk Ave. to execute a search warrant on a vehicle belonging to an employee of the business. Darling said that when they arrived, the officers made contact with the owner of the vehicle, who was identified as Taylor Brooke Crowe, 26.

Darling said that during the execution of the search warrant, the officers found a plastic bag containing approximately 67 grams of a crystal substance consistent with methamphetamine. Darling the officers also found a plastic bag containing a brown powdery substance consistent with heroin, and a plastic bag containing 15 1/2 green oval pills, which were later determined by electronic means to be Alprazolan 2 mg, which he said was classified as a schedule IV drug.

Darling said the officers also found a set of digital scales, numerous plastic bags, three prepaid credit cards, and $3,858 in cash.

As a result of the items found in Crowe’s car, Darling said she was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine for resale, schedule I drug violations for resale, schedule IV drug violations fore resale, violation of a drug free school zone, and unlawful drug paraphernalia.


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