Friday, September 5, 2008

Police: Man tried to hide pot in cop car

IOWA CITY, Iowa, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Police in Johnson County, Iowa, said a man who was on his way to jail attempted to hide 12 packages of marijuana in the squad car that was transporting him.

Investigators said Antonio Johnson, 21, of Chicago, had been arrested Tuesday on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges when he allegedly broke a hole in the seat of the squad car and stuffed 12 small baggies of marijuana in the hole, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.

Officers said they allegedly found a 13th small baggy of pot in Johnson's jacket pocket.

Johnson faces additional charges of possession of a controlled substance, drug tax stamp violation, criminal mischief and attempting to conceal evidence.


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