An alert off-duty Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy spotted a stolen car driving through Crestview Wednesday and quickly communicated with officers for a traffic stop that led to two arrests.
The OCSO and Crestview Police Department worked together to apprehend the driver and passenger, and to recover the vehicle on an access road behind the Burger King in Crestview near Interstate 10.
The two suspects, 24-year old Brandon Pursley of Crestview and 25-year old Amber Barrow were detained safely without injuries.
Crestview Police Department “K-9 Sonic” then alerted to the odor of controlled substances in the Corvette.
A search turned up Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia
Pursley and Barrow are charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance. Pursley faces an additional charge of driving with a revoked driver’s license – habitual offender.