Pros­e­cu­tors: Man tried to eat co­caine dur­ing drug bust

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - David Struett

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.

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