Police arrest man for drugs

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 10, 2003


39-year-old Sylacauga man has been arrested by Harpersville Police last Saturday on drug-related charges.

Chris Corbell of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Monday that Kimberly Westbrooke Crimm, 39, was arrested by Harpersville Police on Saturday, June 7 at 4:30 p.m. and was booked into the Shelby County Jail.

He was charged with unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance in the first degree, unlawful possession of anhydrous ammonia and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Corbell said bond was set at $30,000, $20,000 and $1,000, respectively, on the charges. At presstime, Crimm was still being held in the county jail.

According to a statement released by Harpersville Police, K-9 Officer Scott Baggett made a routine traffic stop on Highway 280 at about 4:20 p.m. A vehicle driven by

a white male, later identified as Crimm, was pulled over for speeding.

Baggett began conducting a further investigation when he noticed &uot;a lot of starter fluid, liquid heat and sinus tablets inside the vehicle.&uot;

He asked for Crimm’s consent to search the vehicle and found all the necessary equipment to make methamphetamine including a scuba tank

containing anhydrous ammonia.

Sgt. Bill Kennedy of the Talladega Drug Task Force was called in for technical support due to the dangers of the anhydrous ammonia.

In addition, Drug Enforcement Agency agent Steve Holt, lab technician Kevin Peters of the Calera Police Department, Mike Green and Dennis Blackerby from the Shelby County Task Force and ABI Agent Dave Larimer assisted the HPD with the arrest