KPD e-Press Release: Vice Detectives Execute Search Warrant and Arrest Suspect for Multiple Drug Offenses

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Vice Detectives Execute Search Warrant and Arrest Suspect for Multiple Drug Offenses
Date & Time August 20, 2013

Approximately 10:20 PM

Location of Incident 330 Clinch Street

Kingsport, TN

Suspect Information

Name Curt A. Coleman
Date of Birth/Age 6/7/1975

38 Years of Age

Race/Sex Black/Male
Address 330 Clinch Street

Kingsport, TN

General Narrative

A suspect has been arrested for multiple drug offenses after a search warrant was served by Kingsport Police Department Vice Detectives.

On August 20, 2013 at approximately 10:20 PM, as a result of an ongoing drug investigation, K.P.D. Vice Detectives, assisted by the K.P.D. S.W.A.T. Team, executed a search warrant at 330 Clinch Street. All structures located at this address, as well as the person of Curt Coleman, where named on the search warrant.

While the S.W.A.T. Team was at the front of the house, Vice Detectives observed a black male suspect, later identified as Curt Coleman, exit a storage building located in the back yard of this residence. Detectives ordered Mr. Coleman to raise his hands and lie down on the ground. He complied and was handcuffed without incident.

A search of the storage building revealed a cigar wrapper lying on a desk. The cigar wrapper contained brown leaf material consistent with tobacco; however, it also appeared to have been laced with a white rock substance that appeared to be crack cocaine.

Also inside the storage building was a child’s toy car. Numerous drugs items were found hidden under the seat of this toy. These items included:

1) A medicine bottle containing 25 pills believed to be Loritab (Hydrocodone)

2) A clear plastic bag containing a white rock substance believed to be crack cocaine

3) A paper bag containing 3 ½ white pills believed to be Subutex (similar to Suboxone)

Analysis of the aforementioned white rock substance using a field test kit indicated positive for cocaine. This residence is in close proximity to both a private day care (Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church Pre-School) and a Kingsport City School (Cora Cox Academy).

Mr. Coleman was arrested for:

1) Possession of Schedule II Drugs for Resale within 1000 Feet of a School

2) Possession of Schedule III Drugs for Resale within 1000 Feet of a School

3) Maintaining a Dwelling where Narcotics are Used, Stored, or Sold

For additional information, please contact:

Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

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