Thomas County Man Arrested On Cocaine Charge


It all started with a tip Charlie Stevens was returning to Thomasville after purchasing cocaine in Tallahassee.

When Thomas County Sheriff's deputies stopped him, they found $18,000 in the trunk of his car.

"He wouldn't tell us why he had the $18,000 in the car, but my belief it was going to be used to purchase other drugs," said Commander Kevin Lee of the Thomas County Narcotics and Vice Squad.

Additionally, investigators say Stevens had $2800 cash in his pocket.

As a result of the cash finding, Thomas County deputies were given a search warrant for Stevens home on East Calhoun Street in Thomasville.

There, they found $12,000 cash in the upstairs master bedroom.

They also found crack cocaine, what investigators believe is cocaine residue and materials to cook and cut cocaine.

"We've taken a lot of cocaine off the street lately and meth," said Lee. "But if he had $34,000, he had sold quite a bit of cocaine in the past," he said.

In this Thomas County case, Stevens is charged with crack cocaine possession with intent to distribute.

Other charges may also be coming.

The arrest comes just a little over a year after a similar arrest in Leon County.

In that case, Stevens faces a cocaine trafficking charge.

He was released on bond and the court case is pending.

"It's a significant arrest because that's a good bit of money," said Lee.

Thomas County Authorities do plan to tell their Leon County counterparts about Stevens arrest.

It may lead to Stevens' bond being revoked in his pending Leon County case.


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