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Douglas Couple Arrested For Making Crack Cocaine In Front Of Their 3 Year Old

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Sutton Police Department

On Tuesday July 24th, just after 6PM, Sutton Police stopped a 1994 Ford van on Putnam Hill Road for a motor vehicle violation and ended up finding more than they expected.

Police say that during the investigation there was a strong odor of gas inside the vehicle.  A propane bottle connected to a portable burner was turned on inside the vehicle.  Police suspect the pair was actively processing powder cocaine into crack cocaine at the time of the stop.

As a result of the traffic stop, Christopher and Jamie Coal of 22 Charles Street in Douglas were arrested for several drug offenses, including trafficking cocaine and manufacturing a class B substance.

The couple’s 3 year old daughter, who was also a passenger in the van, was turned over to the custody of The Department of Children and Families.

The Coals were both held overnight at the Sutton Police Department on $10,000 cash bail each.

Christopher Coal was also cited for driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle without a license.

Tonight Sgt. Nunnemacher stopped this van on Putnam Hill Road for a motor vehicle violation and ended up finding what’s…

Posted by Sutton Police Department on Tuesday, July 24, 2018