COQUILLE — A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of two people Sunday afternoon on drug possession charges.
According to the Coos County Sheriff's Office, a deputy stopped a white 1994 Honda Civic after learning the registration for the vehicle had expired in 2014. Upon stopping the vehicle, it was learned the operator; David McElmurry, 34, of Myrtle Creek in Douglas County had a suspended driver license and no documents for the vehicle.
The deputy observed the center console of the vehicle had been tampered with. The deputy compared the Vehicle Identification Number to the VIN on the license registration and found they did not match, and that the license plates belonged to another vehicle altogether.
During the course of the investigation, a drug detection K9 from Coquille Tribal Police was called in and detected the presence of narcotics. A suspected methamphetamine pipe was found in the center console and brass knuckles were located in the driver side door. A quantity of methamphetamine was located on McElmurry’s person.
McElmurry was arrested for being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon and unlawful possession of methamphetamine. The passenger, Autumn Crumpton, 36, was also arrested for unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Both Crumpton and McElmurry was booked and lodged at the Coos County Jail. Both were later released on a citation to appear.