Failure to maintain lane leads to drug seizure

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Pills and substance believed to be meth were seized.

A man’s failure to stay in his own lane led to his arrest on drug charges last week.

According to Overton County Sheriff’s Department, Overton County K9 Deputy Terry Frady initiated a traffic stop around 3:20 p.m. Thursday, May 5 on a silver Toyota truck because the driver, who was later identified as Brandon G. Brewer, 35, of Rickman, was failing to maintain his lane of travel.

“Mr. Brewer then pulled into an overgrown drive way onto a residence that did not belong to him,” Dep. Frady stated in his report. “Mr. Brewer immediately exited the driver side of the vehicle and then ran on foot to my driver window, stating, ‘My brakes just went out.’”

When asked to show his driver license, registration, and proof of insurance, Brewer reportedly stated he didn’t have a driver’s license and that he would call the owner of the truck he was driving for the insurance and registration.

“I then asked the passenger if he had a valid driver’s license and he gave me his license and he was identified by his Tennessee drivers license as Bradley K. Crouch,” Dep. Frady stated.

Both men had warrants, and as Dep. Frady began to place Brandon under arrest, Detective James Owens arrived and was going to place Crouch under arrest when he allegedly observed him trying to conceal syringes and scales in a small camo bag. Both subjects were then cuffed and Detective Owens retrieved the bag from the seat as Dep. Frady searched the two occupants.

“I located a black triangle case inside a black bag on the seat of the truck,” Dep. Frady stated.

Located in the black triangle case were 22 clear baggies and a set of digital scales, according to Dep. Frady.

“I then observed the camo bag had a glass meth pipe and several syringes along with a black container that had 7.7 grams of white powder type substance that from my training and experience I believed to be meth,” Dep. Frady stated.

“After our dispatch confirmed the vehicle Mr. Brewer was driving had no vehicle insurance, I was able to contact the owner of this vehicle and advised her to bring proof of ownership.”

When she arrived, she was advised that her vehicle was involved in illegal drug activity and would be seized. The 1997 Toyota pick-up was seized and towed from the scene.

Deputy Salvador Segura arrived and transported Brewer and Crouch to Overton County Jail. Upon arrival at the sheriff’s department, Bradley Crouch, 40, of Cookeville, reportedly advised the Dep. Segura that he had a suboxon strip and Subtex+ tablets in a white vile located in his pants.

“He pulled the vile out of his underwear and handed them to Deputy Segura before entering inside the jail,” Dep. Frady stated. I

Both men were served their warrants.