BY JOHN DOUGLAS
Saturday morning, during a routine walkthrough of the Club Heidiho parking lot, Columbus police officers Brian Jenkins, Canyon Boykin and Kyle Daves smelled a strong odor coming from a black Dodge Avenger. Upon inspection of the vehicle, the officers could see a pint size mason jar of marijuana sitting in plain view in the vehicle’s cup holder. Returning to their patrol cars, the officers waited for the owner of the vehicle to exit the club. A short time later, a black female and a black male approached the car and entered the vehicle.
The officers pounced quickly, blocking the car from leaving the parking lot. The occupants, driver Brittany Person and passenger Javaris Johnson, were placed into investigative custody while the vehicle was further searched. Inside the Dodge, they found a set of digital scales and a revolver to go with the jar of marijuana. The revolver’s serial number was run through NCIC and was found to be stolen. When Johnson was searched, two more bags of marijuana and half of a blunt were found in his pockets.
Johnson accepted responsibility for all the contraband found, telling officers that Person had nothing to do with his illegal activities. Person was released, while Johnson was charged with a contempt of court warrant, possession of marijuana more than an ounce and possession of a stolen firearm.