Logan Sheriff’s Department and Task Force make drug arrest


By Owen Wells - [email protected]



David Jamal Crawford, 33, of Aberdeen, N.C., was arrested in the Cherry Tree area of Logan County Sept. 9. During the arrest, an officer from the Logan County Sheriff’s Department was eventually assisted by members of the US Route 119 Drug Task Force.

Corporal N. Booth, with the Logan County Sheriff’s Department (LCSD), reports he was conducting a routine road patrol on Route 44 when he saw a vehicle traveling with items hanging from the rearview mirror obstructing the driver’s view.

Upon executing a traffic stop, Booth reports he found Crawford behind the wheel of the car, and, while questioning Crawford, Booth reports he admitted his driver’s license was not valid. Crawford also allegedly stated he had marijuana in the vehicle.

Crawford reportedly produced a jar containing a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana. The jar also contained a bag of marijuana. A search of the vehicle reportedly produced a cigar that contained the same green leafy substance consistent with marijuana.

Booth reports he contacted members of the US Route 119 Drug Task Force for assistance.

After running checks on Crawford’s information, Booth was informed Crawford’s license had been suspended and that Crawford had been convicted of driving on a suspended licence in Mingo County in April, 2013.

Crawford is charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and misdemeanor counts of driving on a suspended license and driving with an obstructed view of the road. If he is found guilty on all charges, Crawford could be forced to spend between one and 15 years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $25,600 in fines.

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By Owen Wells

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