CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Crockett Police Department arrested a man on a laundry list of drug-related charges after he ran from an attempted traffic stop on Oct. 9.
Later, the man allegedly tried to hide the drugs he had on him in the back of the Crockett PD patrol unit that he had been put in after he was arrested.
Ylanz Demarcus Delane, 21, of Crockett, was arrested and booked into the Houston County Jail three first-degree manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams, a third-degree tampering with or fabricating evidence, a Class B misdemeanor possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces charge, a Class C misdemeanor no driver's license charge, and a Class B misdemeanor open container charge.
According to the arrest report, a Crockett Police officer was on patrol on Oct. 9 at about 9:08 p.m. when he saw a blue Ford Crown Victoria turn right onto Burleson Street without signaling the turn. When the CPD officer hit his overhead emergency lights, the driver of the Crown Victoria kept going and turned onto Cedar Street.
At that point, the officer activated his siren as well, and the driver kept going. Eventually, the driver of the Crown Victoria pulled over after the officer got on his patrol unit's PA system and commanded him to stop.
The arrest report stated that the officer recognized the driver as Delane, as "a known PCP distributor in the community." Back in June, a search warrant revealed that Delane had a large amount of PCP inside and outside of his home, along with marijuana and crack cocaine, the arrest report stated.
When the CPD officer did a pat-down search on, he asked him if he had anything on his person that he needed to know about. Delane admitted that he had about $5,000 in cash on him, the arrest report stated. Delane allegedly told the officer that he was going to buy a car.
After the CPD officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the car, he got permission to search it, the arrest report stated. He allegedly found a Styrofoam cup in the center cup holder that had ice and liquid that had a strong odor of alcohol. In addition, the CPD officer found a small, partially burnt marijuana cigarillo between the driver's seat and the middle passenger's seat.
According to the arrest report, a crowd began to gather around the scene, so the officer placed the evidence in bags and went to put Delane in the back seat of his patrol unit. The CPD officer told Delane that if he had any contraband on his person he needed to tell him because if he took into the jail, it would be another felony charge.
When the officer tried to do a more thorough search Delane allegedly kept pressing the front of his body against the patrol unit to keep the officer from completing the search. The arrest report stated that Delane started to act "irate and belligerent" and that the officer noticed something unnatural near the suspect's private area.
After Delane was taken to the county jail, where he was strip searched, the CPD officer checked the back seat of his patrol unit and noticed a strong smell of marijuana. A thorough search of the back seat area turned up two clear plastic baggies. In one bag was 11 smaller Ziploc bags with a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine and a bag containing 18 pills of what appeared to Ecstasy, another bag with a small amount of marijuana, another bag with crack cocaine that had been cut into individual sizes, the arrest report stated.
The CPD officer also found a small bottle containing what appeared to be PCP, the arrest report stated.
According to the arrest report, a review of the in-car video showed Delane moving around a great deal "as if he's trying to push something in between the seats." The report also stated that several thuds could be heard on the drive to the jail.