Car crash leads to drug arrest
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
May 07, 2013 | 2284 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print

A car crash led to the arrest of a suspect after an investigation revealed alleged illegal narcotics were found inside his home.

According to a report filed by Cpl. Daniel Marlow of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he and deputy Nathan Aly responded to a crash on Ladd Springs Road.

A property owner reported a car had run through his fence and the driver had left the scene.

After beginning their investigation, deputies learned a possible identity of the person who fled the scene, leaving behind his vehicle.

They went to a Spearfish Lane address and spoke with Dustin Pitcock, 21.

Pitcock told the deputies he had avoided a deer in the roadway and crashed, according to the report.

Deputies asked for his driver’s license information. He told them it was inside his house.

As the deputies went to search with Pitcock, they found two glass pipes sitting in plain view.

He was advised of his Miranda rights and further investigation revealed a large bag of suspected marijuana and a small amount of drug believed to be cocaine.

Deputy Matt Parris also arrived on the scene to aid the investigation.

Parris located an unresponsive female in a bathroom at the home.

The female was 15, according to the report.

She was taken by Bradley County Emergency Medical Service to T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital for treatment, the report noted.

After further search, deputies and Drug Enforcement Unit detectives located three sets of digital scales, additional drug paraphernalia and suspected meth.

Pitcock was arrested and charged with possession of Schedule II, Schedule VI for resale and felony drug paraphernalia possession. He was also issued a traffic citation, according to the report.

A relative, Edward Pitcock, 42, was also arrested and charged with possession of Schedule II for resale, felony drug paraphernalia possession, and simple possession of Schedule IV.

Both were taken to the Bradley County Jail and booked on the charges, according to Marlow’s report.

- Deputy Tim Robinson filed a report for a man who said his lawnmower had been stolen.

On Friday, Robinson was dispatched to a Waterlevel Highway address where he spoke with Jody Stow.

Stow said someone took his 21-inch cut Husquvarna push mower from his yard either Thursday evening or Friday morning.

The mower was valued at $280.