Cocaine Arrest in Chocowinity | Beaufort County Now | On 08/5/2021, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Donte Spencer, 33 years of age, of 49 Charlie Lane in Chocowinity and Michael Crawford, 38 years of age, of 2280 Hwy.

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    On 08/5/2021, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested Donte Spencer, 33 years of age, of 49 Charlie Lane in Chocowinity and Michael Crawford, 38 years of age, of 2280 Hwy. 33 East in Chocowinity. Spencer was charged with Trafficking in Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Flee to Elude Arrest with a Motor Vehicle, Resisting a Public Officer and Possession of a Firearm by Felon. Crawford was charged with Trafficking in Cocaine, Manufacture Crack Cocaine, Maintaining a Dwelling for the Purpose of Storing and Selling a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Oxycodone a Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession of Alprazolam a Schedule IV Controlled Substance.

Donte Spencer
Michael Crawford

    Their arrest stemmed from Investigators conducting surveillance on Crawford's two residences located at 2280 Hwy. 33 in Chocowinity and 1874 Old Blounts Creek Road in Chocowinity. Investigators attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Spencer after he visited Crawford at 1874 Old Blounts Creek Road. Spencer refused to stop and led Investigators on a short vehicle chase. Spencer jumped and ran from the vehicle and was apprehended. Spencer was found to be in Possession of approximately 32 grams of cocaine and a 38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver.

    Investigators executed Search Warrants on Crawford's residences and found approximately 45 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine mixture, digital scales, equipped used to manufacture crack cocaine, Oxycodone pills and Alprazolam pills.

    Spencer was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $70,000.00 secured bond. Crawford was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $200,000.00 secured bond.


  • Sheriff Ernie Coleman
  •     Beaufort County Sheriff's Office

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