Two felons, two weeks apart, both with cocaine in their underwear.
On Feb. 1, around 11:30 pm, CPD Officer William Thrasher stopped a white Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Leshawn Cunning on 11th St. S near the MUW Recreation Building for suspected drunk driving. Officer Brian Jenkins responded to the scene to back up the other officer. When he spoke with Cunning, Thrasher became suspicious that the man may be involved in drug activity. Cunning was asked to step out of his vehicle and K-9 Officer Wade Beard was called in to do a quick search with his dog, Lucy.
Lucy gave indications that she smelled narcotics in and around the Tahoe. A search of the vehicle turned up no contraband, so Cunning himself was searched thoroughly. A full body search revealed a bag containing nearly two ounces of crack cocaine was found tucked in his underwear.
A week and a half later, on Saturday, Feb. 11, Officer Thrasher stopped a tan Chevy Tahoe at Ali Quick Stop at 19th St. and Main St. Driver Jonathan Johnson was arrested on misdemeanor warrants.
However, his passenger, Lillian Martin was found to have several small baggies of cocaine stuffed in her panties. There was also a stolen .380 pistol tucked beside her seat.
Martin was charged with Possession of Cocaine and Possession of a Stolen Firearm. Johnson promised to come bail her out.0