Drug charges filed
Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 4:53 pm
The Messenger, March 19, 2012
Union City police arrested three people in two separate cases over the weekend involving alleged possession of marijuana.
Keith Emmanuel Roberson of 1017 East Florida Ave., Union City, and Jeffrey Kinyon of 703 South First St., Union City, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent.
Police originally responded to Kinyon’s home after Louise D. Johnson of Union City told police she had been robbed at knifepoint.
Ms. Johnson said she gave Roberson about $1,200 to buy her a 2010 Chevy Impala, but he called and said he was unable to purchase it and for her to come and get the money. She told police when he arrived he handed her an envelope with at least three $100 bills inside, but when she went to get the envelope he pulled it back and said, “Are you that stupid?” That is when he allegedly pulled the knife on her and pushed her out the door.
When officers arrived, they reported smelling a strong odor of marijuana.
Kinyon, who rents an apartment at the property, gave police permission to search the apartment for the money, saying no robbery had occurred.
During the search, officers found a plastic bag with a green leafy substance in plain view in the bedroom. It weighed about 3.8 ounces.
Since neither of the men claimed knowledge of the substance, both were arrested on the drug charge.
Roberson was not charged with robbery, as Ms. Johnson changed her statement.
Officers did locate several hundred dollars in cash which may be money taken from the victim.
In a separate incident, Steve Jamar Collier, 22, of 1101 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Union City, was charged with felony possession of Schedule VI marijuana Sunday during a bar check at Shenanigans, located at 2227 Phebus Lane, Union City.
During the bar check, an officer with the 27th Judicial Drug Task Force began running his K9 around the vehicles in the parking lot. The dog alerted on a 2008 Dodge Charger occupied by Collier and a female driver. Collier was asked to step outside the vehicle as it was the passenger side where the dog alerted. During a pat down, officers found a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.
Inside the vehicle, officers found notebook paper in Collier’s vest that also contained a small amount of marijuana. The total weight, with packaging, was 1.07 ounces.