Brighton Man Found Passed Out in His Vehicle Charged with Drug Trafficking

A Brighton man has been arrested and put behind bars on drug trafficking charges after he was seen passed out in his car early on Sunday.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies responded around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday to a report of a suspicious person who may have been harmed. A passerby had seen the man in a silver Chevrolet pickup truck stopped at Seventh Avenue and Edwards Street, said Chief Deputy Randy Christian.

Deputies got to the truck and discovered that the driver slumped over in the seat. They asked him if he was injured and he told them that he had taken some Clonazepam and was just tired. As they spoke with the driver who was later identified as 44-year-old Derrick Crenshaw of Brighton, they saw a handgun in his waistband and a shotgun laying in the passenger floorboard.

A blue pill was likewise seen on the center console. Crenshaw told deputies that it was another Clonazepam. He was arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Amid an ensuing search of the truck, deputies found 55 grams of methamphetamine and 4 grams of heroin.

Crenshaw was taken to the Jefferson County Jail where he is held on charges of trafficking illegal drugs, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, carrying a pistol without a license and certain persons prohibited from possessing a firearm. He is being held on no bond.

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