HCSO charges two with meth trafficking, seizes 39 grams in separate traffic stops

Jeff Bobo • Mar 15, 2019 at 1:30 PM

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office seized 39 grams of meth over the past week and charged two people with meth trafficking as a result of two unrelated traffic stops.

The first arrest occurred last Friday shortly after midnight when HCSO Cpl. Bobby Moffitt reportedly observed a dark colored van cross the center line on Tranbarger Road.

Upon conducting a traffic stop, Moffitt spoke to the driver, Steven Greer, who Moffitt reportedly observed to be acting "very nervous" along with two other passengers.

Moffitt then contacted the HCSO Narcotics Unit, at which time Greer reportedly admitted there was some drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Greer and a female passenger then reportedly stated that another passenger, Christopher George Cross, 29, 623 S. Armstrong St., Rogersville, had tossed a large bag of meth which he’d just purchased out the vehicle window.

The HCSO then allegedly recovered a bag containing 30 grams of meth on the right side of the roadway.

Cross was charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver and tampering with evidence. Cross was arraigned Monday and ordered held without bond pending a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 1.

In an unrelated case, Tuesday night shortly after 11 p.m., HCSO Deputy Michael Allen conducted a traffic stop after spotting a Jeep Cherokee pull onto Main Street in Rogersville with no working tail lights.

The driver was identified as Brandon Justin Crabtree, 28, 1043 Overhill Drive, Rogersville, who turned his tail lights on after being told that was the reason for the traffic stop. Crabtree then admitted he had no drivers license.

A computer check revealed his license was revoked and he was also wanted in connected with a meth trafficking case for which he was free on $25,000 bond..

Crabtree admitted the there was a hydrocodone pill in his left pants pocket, and a syringe in his right pants pocket, which were located by Allen.

A cellophane wrapper was also located under his center console which reportedly contained 9.1 grams of meth divided into three separate baggies.

Crabtree was charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver, simple possession of Schedule II narcotics, driving in possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a revoked license and light law violation.

He was arraigned Wednesday and ordered held without bond pending a preliminary hearing set for April 3.

At the time of his arrest Tuesday, Crabtree was free on $25,000 bond on similar charges including meth trafficking, possession of meth while driving, and driving on a revoked license stemming from a Sept. 4, 2018, arrest. An arrest warrant was issued in that case on Feb. 11.

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