Tallahassee Man Arrested in Crack Cocaine Bust

By: WCSO Release
By: WCSO Release

Crawfordville, Florida - July 20, 2012 -

Undercover narcotics law enforcement officers from the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office arrested an 18-year-old Tallahassee man Thursday, July 19 following an undercover purchase of crack cocaine from the suspect at a Crawfordville business establishment, according to Sheriff Donnie Crum.

Antwan Brinson was charged with possession of cocaine, distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.

Members of the sheriff’s office converged on Brinson after the transaction took place and also detained the female driver of the suspect vehicle. During the arrest, 2.9 grams of crack cocaine was recovered on Brinson along with one gram of crack recovered from the sale, three grams of marijuana and U.S. currency.

Brinson was turned over to corrections staff at the Wakulla County Jail without incident. The crack cocaine had a street value of approximately $2,000.

The driver of the vehicle, Cherri Yates Jones, 35, of Tallahassee, was detained and interviewed. Investigators determined that Yates-Jones’ South Carolina driver license and her Florida driver license were both suspended with Florida listing her as a habitual offender. The vehicle was registered to a rental company and was seized and secured at the WCSO. She was charged with knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license was suspended, canceled or revoked.

Brinson remains in the Wakulla County Jail under a $30,500 bond. Jones was booked into the jail and released on a $1,000 bond.

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