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Store stop doesn’t fool cops

A Chadbourn area man was jailed under $20,000 bond after allegedly pretending not to be shopping for narcotics.

Robert Everett Kioseff, 41, was arrested June 12 on charges of felony possession of cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for drug activities, and misdemeanor drug charges. His address was listed as 6029 Joe Brown Highway.

Chadbourn Police Chief Anthony Spivey said he was on routine patrol when he saw -Kioseff driving slowly around a block known for drug activity. Spivey and Officer T.G. Lovett observed Kioseff from a distance, but the chief said the suspect apparently became suspicious, and went to the Kwik Mart at Institute Street and Brown Street. Kioseff entered the store, Spivey said, and came out several minutes later with a container of alcohol.

“He then returned to the block he had circled a few minutes before, made what appeared to be a drug purchase, and headed north on Brown Street,” Spivey said.

The officers fell in behind him, and Spivey said he observed Kioseff throw something out the window of his vehicle. He also noticed that Kioseff’s tag had expired, and initiated a traffic stop.

Kioseff allegedly delayed stopping for a few hundred yards, Spivey said, and when  officers approached the vehicle, Kioseff was “chugging” a bottle of water and appeared nervous. During a consensual search of the vehicle, Spivey located cocaine, suboxone strips, opiate pills, and marijuana. He also found crack cocaine residue on the screen of Kioseff’s telephone.

Kioseff also admitted to throwing a rock of crack cocaine out the window of his car, Spivey said.

Kioseff was taken into custody without incident.

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