Man ar­rested with mar­i­juana, Ec­stacy

Per­pa­tra­tor tells of­fi­cer clothes not his

The Covington News - - Front Page - By Michelle Kim

Two men found with mar­i­juana, ec­stasy and neatly sorted cash were ar­rested March 6, de­spite at­tempt­ing to claim the clothes that con­tained the drugs were not theirs, ac­cord­ing to a New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­port.

Delvon Gray, of Cov­ing­ton and Ed­die John­son, of Litho­nia, re­port­edly jumped out of a parked gray 2006 Chevy Mal­ibu and be­gan walk­ing away as soon as NCSO deputies pulled up around 10:45 p.m. in re­sponse to a call about a sus­pi­cious ve­hi­cle.

Deputy Justin Hipps re­port- edly smelled a strong odor of burnt mar­i­juana com­ing from the Mal­ibu and from John­son as he spoke with him.

Gray, who had been sit­ting in the driver’s side, con­tin­ued walk­ing away from the deputies and at­tempted to es­cape be­fore be­ing placed into cus­tody by two deputies, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

As Hipps checked John­son’s pants for weapons, which were de­scribed as a “nor­mal pair of pants,” John­son al­legedly said “Sir, just to let you know th­ese are not my pants.” Hipps asked who they be­longed to, since he was wear­ing them.

John­son said they be­longed to a friend.

John­son also claimed the grey hooded sweat­shirt was not his and that he had taken it off of the top of a mail­box of a nearby house. Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, he said ev­ery­thing he was wear­ing, in­clud­ing the socks, be­longed to some­one else.

In the pocket of the sweat­shirt, Hipps found a plas­tic bag con­tain­ing a pur­ple-dot­ted blue pill with a Play­boy bunny stamp that was sus­pected to be Ec­stasy.

John­son de­nied knowl­edge of the pill in his pocket, say­ing “Man, th­ese are not my clothes.”

Deputies found a $637 in cash on Gray, sep­a­rated and folded into one, five, 10, 20 and 100dol­lar bills, for which Gray re­port­edly gave sev­eral ex­pla­na­tions.

Also found in the cup holder of the ve­hi­cle was a plas­tic bag of sus­pected mar­i­juana that both men de­nied know­ing about.

John­son was charged with felony pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana with in­tent to dis­trib­ute and pos­ses­sion of a sched­ule I nar­cotic. Gray was charged with felony pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana and in­tent to dis­trib­ute and ob­struc­tion of of­fi­cers, a mis­de­meanor.

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