Cassia Natash Croft

Cassia Natash Croft

A woman was arrested in Catoosa County after a faulty taillight led to police allegedly finding cocaine and meth in her vehicle, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department:

Cassia Natash Croft, 41, of Deck Lane in Blountville, Tenn., was arrested Aug. 21 on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana less than one-ounce, taillight violation, and driving while license suspended. Her bond was set at $23,000.

Croft's run-in with authorities occurred just after 11:30 p.m. when Cpl. Deric North pulled her over for a defective brake light and soon learned of additional transgressions.

North arrested Croft when he learned she had a suspended driver's license and found that she had a glass pipe in her pocket.

North says that led to him calling the K-9 unit.

"I asked deputy Moody to have K-9 Storm conduct a free air sniff around the vehicle, at which time Storm gave a positive alert," Cpl. North said.

In the vehicle, officers found a tool box containing plastic bags of meth, marijuana, and cocaine.

After the drugs were located, Croft allegedly made the statement that the drugs weren't hers, but that she would "claim them."

Adam Cook is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He has been a reporter since 2009. He can be reached at The Catoosa County News office at 706-935-2621 and by email at acook@npco.com.