According to Elizabethtown Police Chief Bobby Kinlaw, Sgt. Rex Williams was patrolling near Quail and Able streets around 1:50 a.m. Friday when he saw a vehicle stop in the middle of the roadway, causing another car to run off the side.
Upon approaching the car, Kinlaw said, Williams discovered the driver, Christa Carr Langley, was carrying a fictitious registration for the automobile and had an open container of alcohol.
A passenger in the car, Tracy Cristopher Custiss, was allegedly attempting to hide something in his hand. When Williams asked him to open his hand, Custiss allegedly shoved Williams and ran away. He was eventually captured with little incident, Kinlaw said.
The object Custiss was hiding turned out to be a package of crack cocaine, Kinlaw said.
Officers Jamie Pedro and Jeff Guyton assisted in the arrest, Kinlaw said.
Langley was charged with fictitious registration and having an open container of alcohol in the passenger companrtment. She was placed in the Bladen County Jail under $200 bond.
Langley is 31 and lives at 915 Moultrie Lane, Elizabethtown.
Custiss was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver crack cocaine, and resisting an officer. He is out on bond.
Custiss was the target of a local, state and federal drug investigation earlier this year. Custiss was arrested after agents raided his home at 703 Newkirk Street and confiscated drugs, money and firearms. He was out on bond awaiting trial in that case.