The Broxton Police Department, under new interim chief Scott Harper, has made several significant arrests recently, resulting in the seizure of illegal drugs and weapons.
During a traffic stop, Broxton officers arrested Elijah Crockett Jr. and charged him with five counts of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and one count of possession of marijuana.
Officers also stopped to help motorists who appeared to be having car trouble. Their troubles eventually involved a lot more than a broken down vehicle. Officers arrested Jamal Jefferson of Broxton for possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission off a felony and possession of a firearm with an altered serial number. Also arrested at the scene and charged with possession of a firearm with an altered serial number was William Watson of Douglas.
A traffic stop by Broxton officers resulted in the arrest of Christian Miranda of North Carolina for possession of marijuana.
Chief Harper stated that he was very pleased with the tireless work that these officers are putting into being proactive in their duties. "We have a great group of officers and we also have a game plan. We are going to target drug dealers and drug users in our city. I believe that 90 percent of people in jail and prisons today are somehow connected to drugs. I have a message for any drug dealers living in Broxton -- you can stop selling, move out of Broxton, or go to prison," states Chief Harper.