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Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Crossville Police PRESS RELEASE
November 16, 2016

On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at approximately 6 am City of Crossville Police Officer Scott Van Ruden responded to the report of a traffic crash on US Hwy 127 North, at The Cracker Barrel Restaurant. Upon the officer’s arrival, one of the parties involved in the crash was unable to be located. After the arrival of a K-9 unit, a check of the abandoned vehicle’s exterior was made. The K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the 2007 Dodge Charger, with Texas tags. Following a search of the vehicle, 9 large shrink wrapped bundles, of what is believed to be vacuum sealed marijuana, weighing approximately 22lbs each, were recovered. The street value of the bundles is estimated at approximately $22,000.00 each.

According to witness reports and video surveillance, the driver was a dark skinned, possibly Hispanic, male, 25-35 years old, medium build, wearing a blue/white striped baggy shirt and blue jeans. The suspect was carrying a brown bag/back pack, and is believed to have left in a late model, White, Hyundai 4 door car, possibly a Sonata. 

Congratulations to the officers involved. This seizure ensures that over 200 pounds of illicit narcotics will never hit our streets.  It also serves to solidify the Crossville Police Department’s resolve to keep the citizens and visitors of our community safe. Job well done!

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the driver is asked to contact the Crossville Police Department at 931-484-7231 or call the Crossville-Cumberland County Crime Stoppers 24 hour tip hot line at 931-200-1173. 

Each bundles estimated street value is $22,000

Suspect and car


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