A Spring Grove man has been charged after the sheriff’s office said that he was selling crack cocaine and was in possession of over 70 grams of the substance at his home.
Derrius L. Crenshaw, 26, of the 38000 block of North Harold Place in unincorporated Spring Grove, was charged with felony unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and felony unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Group concluded a long-term investigation on Thursday and arrested Crenshaw as a result.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that members of the Special Investigations Group and Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team conducted a search warrant at Crenshaw’s residence on Thursday.
The search warrant resulted in authorities locating over 70 grams of crack cocaine packaged for distribution in the home, Covelli said. Crenshaw was arrested and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved charges.
Crenshaw remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $350,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court again on February 25.
“This is yet another example of our Special Investigations Group, which consists of both federal and local law-enforcement, working hard to identify and arrest a drug dealer,” Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said.
“Last year was a record year for the amount of drugs seized, and this year will be no different. We will not tolerate drug dealers selling their poisons in our community,” Idleburg added.