Prosecutors: Man tried to eat cocaine during drug bust
Lamelle Johnson, 51, and James Glover, 30, are facing drug and weapons charges following a northwest suburban drug bust in which Johnson allegedly tried to eat his cocaine to destroy the evidence.
Officers searched Johnson’s home about 4:45 p.m. Nov. 2 in the 1100 block of Chippewa Circle in Carpentersville, the state’s attorney’s office said. They entered the home and found up to 100 grams of cocaine, 25 hydrocodone pills, a stolen Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun and ammunition. Prosecutors noted that Johnson did not have a license to own the gun.
Johnson attempted to eat the cocaine to conceal it, according to the state’s attorney’s office, and refused to cooperate with police when they tried to arrest him. Glover, who was on parole for a felony case in 2011, was also found with a stolen Glock 17 handgun.