Witnesses report driver leaving wrecked vehicle to hide drugs

Witnesses tell law enforcement in Fulton County they saw the driver in a one-car crash exit his vehicle with a black bag and try to hide it next to a trailer before cops arrived.

According to the probable cause affidavit, 24-year-old Dakota Brown, whose address was not listed on court documents, was the driver of the vehicle crashing on U.S. Highway 62 Friday.

Salem Police Chief Shad Overman reportedly located a bucket and a duffle bag where Brown is alleged to have taken items following the crash. In plain view of the duffle bag were two packages labeled distillate THC. Inside the bucket he found numerous packages labeled THC edibles, a greenish vegetable material and a set of digital scales.

Brown was described as wearing clothes in disarray and having lethargic speech and bloodshot, watery eyes. He reportedly refused to submit to a chemical test.

He has been charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance with the purpose to deliver, as well as misdemeanor counts of use or possession with the purpose to use drug paraphernalia and driving while intoxicated and two traffic infractions.

Brown’s bond was set at $15,000.

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