Search leads to drug arrest

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Although Greensboro police already had a warrant to search the home of Aquarius Sullivan on Bell Flower Lane, a routine traffic stopped caused the process to move somewhat faster.

Yesterday, officials stopped Sullivan, 27, for a basic traffic stop near Hale County Road 33 when they found small amounts of marijuana and cocaine in his possession. After finding the illegal substances on Sullivan police proceeded to search the home.

“We found about $400 worth of marijuana, about $2,000 in pure pressed cocaine, two scales, a pipe, a handgun, and stuff used to make blunts in the house,” Greensboro Police Chief Claude Hamilton said. “We now have Aquarius Sullivan and Kaelyn Brown, 21, in custody. We’ve arrested Sullivan for drugs four times before this one.”

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Sullivan is facing charges of two counts of first-degree possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, Hamilton said, while Brown is facing one count of both possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

The two are currently being held, and Hamilton assured the community there will be ample punishment.

“We get convictions. In the last two cases we were working on, they both got convicted,” Hamilton said. “And we are always looking for more.”

Hamilton also hopes to begin an auxiliary program to assist Greensboro officers.

“They will ride along with the officers,” he said. “They need to fill out an application and have to have the same qualifications we have to follow, which means no felonies, at least 21 years of age, and all that stuff.”

Although Hamilton plans to hold an information session on the program, prospectives can call, or visit, the Greensboro police station for details and applications.