Police arrested a Racine man Wednesday after watching him swallow a number of cocaine bindles at a traffic stop to avoid being caught possessing them.
A Racine Police officer approached Dwaun Johnson’s vehicle shortly after he parked it on Layard Avenue, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.
Johnson, 32, had locked the doors to his vehicle and proceeded to swallow small bindles of cocaine, when the officer saw this he tried to break the window with his flashlight but failed. Another officer had to use a “glass breaking device” on the car window.
At one point, Johnson reached into his backseat. The officer thought he may be reaching for a gun so he pulled his gun and pointed it at Johnson.
When the officers were able to get in the car they found .7 grams of cocaine. Because officers observed Johnson swallowing “great quantities of what appeared to be crack cocaine,” and no paraphernalia for ingesting crack cocaine, the officers believed it was for personal use.
He is charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine and resisting an officer. Racine County Court Commissioner John Bjelajac set a cash bond of $10,000.