The Fairhope Police Department arrested and charged two people for drug-related offenses on Thursday.
Ivory D. Crawford, 35, of Gulf Shores was charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia while Antwan Jernell Thomas, 35, of Pensacola was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in methamphetamines, possession of heroin, ecstasy and marijuana and prohibited possession of a firearm.
At approximately 11:18 p.m., Officer David Hill and Sgt. James Nelson of the Fairhope Police Department stopped a vehicle on State Highway 181 at County Road 34 in Fairhope for erratic driving.
During the stop, the officers observed paraphernalia consistent with the use of illegal drugs and subsequently developed probable cause to believe that two passengers were in possession of controlled substances.
The officers conducted a search of the vehicle and the occupants, based on probable cause and the consent of the driver. The search revealed that the two suspects were in possession of the following: a hypodermic syringe containing methamphetamine; six small baggies of marijuana, with a total weight of approximately 8.5 grams; two small baggies of heroin, with a total weight of approximately 1 gram; 40 small baggies of methamphetamine, with a total weight of approximately 30.5 grams; one small baggie of ecstasy; and, a loaded .380 caliber pistol.
The driver was issued a traffic citation then released at the scene after the officers determined that she was apparently unaware of the offenses. Both passengers, who were in physical possession of the contraband items, were arrested.
Both Thomas and Crawford were booked at the Fairhope Municipal Jail pending transfer to the Baldwin County Corrections Center.