Baldwin County

Police: 2 pounds of pot, other drugs found in traffic stop

BAY MINETTE, Ala (WKRG) - Police press release:

 

On April 28, 2018 at approximately 01:44 am, a Bay Minette Patrol Officer stopped a 1995 Toyota Celica for a traffic violation. During the course of the traffic stop, officers observed a black bag containing marijuana lying in plain sight in the passenger compartment of the car.  

Officers received verbal consent from the driver Caleb Delafosse and from the registered owner, George Leverette, who was the passenger in the vehicle to search the car for illegal narcotics.   

During the search officers discovered more than two pounds of high grade marijuana, zanax pills, large amount of United States currency, and drug paraphernalia items consistent with items used for drug distribution. Officers learned through the arresting process and investigation of this traffic stop that the suspects were traveling from North Mobile County to an unknown location in North Baldwin County where they intended to deliver the narcotics. 

Caleb Shane Delafosse and George Ralph Leverette were both arrested for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Unlawful Possession Drug Paraphernalia. Both individuals are still in the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Correction Center on a $9,500 bond.  

These arrests are part of our continued effort to combat drug crimes and keep our communities safe and drug free. We ask anyone who has any information regarding crimes in the City of Bay Minette to email it to (tips@ci.bay-minette.al.us) or call 251-580-2559.      


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