Darren Crowe (left) searches a vehicle on Garner Street in Livingston.
Reckless Driving Leads to Drug Bust, LIVINGSTON, March 5, 2010 - Shortly after 2 pm on March 5, 2010, Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Crowe was on patrol on US-59 just south of Livingston when he spotted a white 2007 Mercury Marquis north-bound on 59 and driven by Charles Lamar Bogany, 20, of Livingston. Crowe observed a passenger hanging out the window yelling at another vehicle in what appeared to be road rage. In addition, Crowe observed the vehicle nearly run aother car off the road. Crowe shadowed the vehicle and pulled Bogany over on Garner Street in Livingston. When Deputy Crowe spoke with Bogany and his passenger, John Wesley McDuffie, 17, also of Livingston, he noticed they were acting nervous. Crowe radioed for support and conducted a vehicle search. Minutes later, Sergeant Lewis Milner with the Livingston Police Department arrived followed by Deputy Mike Nettles, and then narcotics investigators Lieutenant Andy Lowrie and Sergeant Howard Smith. After conducting a vehicle search (in which they found no illegal substance), Bogany was placed under arrest for reckless driving and driving without a license. McDuffie was arrested for disorderly conduct when he began cussing out the officers and his profanity offended civilians. Bogany and McDuffie were transported to Polk County Jail and booked in. Meanwhile, Narcotics Investigators Lowrie and Smith began an investigation of the area. They located a yellow baggy that had upwards of 30 grams of crack cocaine that had been tossed out of their car. The yellow plastic bag was located on Garner Street near Business 59. In addition to the other charges, both suspects are now facing charges of felony possession of crack cocaine, manufacturing of crack cocaine with intent to deliver. Their vehicle was towed away from the scene by Fawbush wrecker service. DNA from both suspects has been obtained and will be checked against the DNA found on the evidence.
Sergeant Lewis Milner with the Livinston Police Department stands guard as Crowe searches the vehicle.
Driver Charles Lamar Bogany of Livignston is questioned by Crowe and narcotics investigators.
Deputy Darren Crowe places Bogany under arrest.
John Wesley McDuffie talked his way into being arrested.
Sergeant Howard Smith approaches the yellow baggie that contained a large amount of crack cocaine.
Around 30 grams equals felony possession.
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