By BRADEN LAMMERS
Two men who admitted to police that they have been using heroin for about a decade were arrested for possession of the drug in Clarksville Monday.
Charles T. Crabtree, 25, Louisville, and Jakob A. Eggers, 26, Louisville, were arrested and preliminarily charged with possession of heroin.
According to a Clarksville Police Department report, officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked behind the Evergreen Apartments off of Eastern Parkway in Clarksville Monday afternoon.
When police arrived on the scene an officer said he saw one suspect slumped over in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, and as he approached the car, noticed a passenger in the vehicle was trying to stuff something under the seat or in the door panel, according to the police report.
The passenger was later identified as Crabtree, and Eggers was identified as the person in the driver’s seat.
Police said the car smelled of marijuana, one officer saw a needle in the passenger side floor board and also noticed blood on the inside of Crabtree’s arm.
Both suspects were placed in handcuffs and read their rights. As Eggers and Crabtree were being read their rights, the officers notified the men that another police unit was on its way with a K-9 to search the vehicle.
“Eggers, at this time, began telling this officer that there was heroin in the console as well as numerous pills, and he stated he just shot up,” according to the police report.
Crabtree also admitted to having a joint in the passenger side door panel that they were going to smoke, according to the report. He also admitted to shooting up heroin and it was his needle on the floorboard of the vehicle.
When police searched the vehicle, they discovered heroin stored in a pill bottle, another pill bottle with unidentified pills inside, and the joint Crabtree told the police about.
Crabtree also admitted that he put a bag of heroin down his pants when police arrived on the scene.
“Both subjects were transported to the Clark County Jail without incident,” according to the report. “On the way to the jail, both subjects admitted to this officer that they had been on heroin for approximately 10 years.”
Crabtree was booked into the Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex on charges of possession of cocaine/narcotics, a class B felony, possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony, possession of a needle or syringe and legend act violation, class D felonies, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, both class A misdemeanors.
Eggers was also booked in on identical charges.