By Steve Rogers/The Packet
An old-fashioned illegal “speak-easy” style club lands a Crawford man in jail.
Lowndes County deputies and drug agents charged 35-year-old Ladrecus Lamar Robinson, of 332 Lodge St. in Crawford, with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute cocaine and other drugs, possession of a controlled substance, and operating a business without a license after raiding Club 21 in downtown Crawford.
Drug Task Force Director Archie Williams says when agents and deputies entered the club, they found gambling and drug use in full swing in plain sight. Robinson was leasing the property.
The drugs included ecstasy, Lortab, and cocaine. The drugs were packaged in small quantity bags ready for sale, Williams said.
Agents also confiscated about $500 in cash.
In an unrelated case, agents confiscated just under two grams of cocaine and charged two men during a traffic stop.
Agents stopped a car driven by 31-year-old Don Anthony Brown, of 25 Oliver Drive in Macon, at the intersection of Airline Road and Highway 69 South in Columbus for an equipment violation. Agents smelled marijuana coming from the car and found the cocaine on Brown, Williams said.
He was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
A passenger, 29-year-old Michael Dewayne Dora, of 131 Landrum Drive in Macon, refused to stay in the car when it was stopped. During a search, agents found ecstasy and Lortab on him, Williams said. Dora was charged with possession of a controlled substance and failure to obey a police officer.