A 26-year-old man from unincorporated Spring Grove was arrested Thursday after police found at least 70 grams of crack cocaine in his home, Lake County Sheriff’s Office officials said Friday.
A long-term investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Group determined that Derrius L. Crenshaw of the 38000 block of North Harold Place was dealing cocaine, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
Members of the Special Investigations Group and Lake County Sheriff’s warrants team served a search warrant Thursday at Crenshaw’s home. The search uncovered more than 70 grams of crack cocaine packaged for distribution.
Lake County Sheriff’s Sgt. Christopher Covelli said more than $3,000 also was seized, which included funds used for several controlled buys conducted by undercover detectives.
Crenshaw was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver – a Class X felony punishable by six to 30 years in prison – and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
His bond was set at $350,000 Friday, and his next court appearance is set for Feb. 25.
“This is yet another example of our Special Investigations Group, which consists of both federal and local law enforcement [officers], working hard to identify and arrest a drug dealer,” Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said in a statement. “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.”