Drug charge levied
The Messenger. 04.25.08
A drug-related offense was levied against a McCracken County, Ky., man during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon in Union City.
Christopher Lee Brunswick, 26, of 6321 Kentucky Dam Road, Paducah, Ky., was arrested at 3:03 p.m. in the 1500 block of Nailling Drive in Union City and charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (cocaine), according to a Union City Police Department report.
A police officer reported he was on patrol at 2:48 p.m. when he and a deputy observed a black Chevy Camaro coming out of a dead-end on Nailling Drive. The vehicle turned right onto Nailling Drive, traveling westbound back into the city and crossed the center yellow line several times, police reported.
The vehicle was stopped in a parking lot in the 1500 block and the driver identified as Brunswick. During questioning, he appeared “very nervous,” according to the report.
After police inquired about receiving consent to search his vehicle and after it was explained that a drug detection dog would perform an outside sniff of the car, Brunswick allegedly indicated to the officer that he had an “illegal drug” in the vehicle. After he stepped out and the officer started to pat him down, Brunswick reportedly indicated the illegal item was not on him but was under a floor mat, according to the report.
The front driver’s side floor mat was raised and police found a clear baggy that contained a crack cocaine rock, resulting in Brunswick’s being arrested on the drug offense, police reported.
Brunswick told police he was cleaning out his car the day before when he found the crack rock in the console, removed it and put it under the floor mat, planning to throw it away later in the day, according to the report.