Philadelphia man arrested for possession of cocaine in Evesham Township

The man tossed the evidence out of the window of his vehicle during a traffic stop overnight on July 18.

Evesham Police arrested a man for possession of cocaine last week within a DDACTS patrol zone.

On July 18 at 1:10 a.m., an Evesham police officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 70 by Cropwell Road while carrying out traffic enforcement inside the Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety zone.

While the driver was pulling over, the officer observed him throw something outside the vehicle. A subsequent search of the area led to the discovered of five large bags of cocaine. The driver was arrested and $6,345 was seized in connection to the cocaine distribution.

Devan Hack-Blain, 24, from Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with third degree possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. He was lodged in the Burlington County Jail.

DDACTS is an acronym that stands for Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety. The Evesham Police Department relies heavily on collecting crime and traffic collision data to place officers in areas where there is a significant uptick in social harms. As a result of this proactive approach to deploying personnel, the department has experienced a significant decrease in traffic collisions and crimes in the assigned DDACTS zone and township-wide. Visit www.eveshampd.org for more information on the DDACTS operational model.