Tri-City Ledger -

By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

B'ham man faces drug charges


October 11, 2018

A Birmingham man originally pulled over by an Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's deputy for being suspected of impersonating a police officer ended up in the county jail on multiple drug charges after the officers found crystal and liquid methamphetamine inside the vehicle.

Michael Lee Crosslin, 41, 1700 Beacon Crest Circle, Birmingham, was charged with drug trafficking, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton on $500,0000 bond.

According to sheriff's office reports, Deputy Sam Weeks was on patrol about 3:30 a.m. Monday on Highway 21 south of Interstate 65 when he saw a vehicle emitting blue lights. Weeks initiated a traffic stop to see if the occupant, Crosslin, was attempting to impersonate a police officer. He determined the blue lights were blue-tinted fog lights on the vehicle.

However, he developed probable cause to search the vehicle and found syringes containing a liquid substance. He also found a folded dollar bill containing a crystal substance, three clear bags containing a crystal substance, a metal container containing a crystal substance and a glass vile containing liquid that later tested positive for steroids.

The other liquid and crystal substances field tested positive for meth. The officer also reported finding $837 in cash.


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