Man arrested after drugs found inside child's toy

Nick Shepherd • Aug 21, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Drugs found inside a child's toy car led to multiple drug charges for one Kingsport man, according to a police report.

Curt A. Coleman, 38, 330 Clinch Street, was arrested and charged with possession of schedule II drugs for resale within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of schedule III drugs for resale within 1,000 feet of a school and maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are used, stored or sold. Coleman had been the subject of an ongoing drug investigation.

On Aug. 20, Kingsport Police Department vice detectives, with the help of the KPD SWAT team, executed a search warrant at Coleman's address. While the SWAT team was at the front of the house, vice detectives observed Coleman leaving a storage building located in the back yard of his residence.

Detectives ordered Coleman to the ground and he was arrested without incident. Detectives then searched the storage building and found a cigar wrapper lying on a desk. The wrapper appeared to contain tobacco and it apperead to be laced with a white, rocky substance that detectives thought was crack cocaine, the police report stated.

Detectives also found a medicine bottle containing 25 pills officers believed to be lortab, a clear, plastic bag containing a white, rocky substance believed to be crack cocaine and a paper bag containing white pills believed to be Subutex inside of a child's toy car.

KPD officers did an analysis of the white rock substance using a field test kit and it came back as positive for cocaine.

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