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Racine police say a 23-year-old woman lied about her name during a traffic stop and tried to hide down her pants the crack she intended to sell.

Jazmine Johnson Tennessen, of Racine, was charged Friday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of cocaine possession with the intent to deliver and one misdemeanor count of obstruction. If convicted, she faces up to 13-1/3 years in prison and/or up to $35,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, patrol officers Thursday were notified by investigators that Johnson Tennessen was selling drugs out of a maroon, four-door Lincoln. Police observed the described vehicle driving in the area of High Street and Northwestern Avenue so they initiated a traffic stop.

Officers say they saw Johnson Tennessen making downward motions with her right arm as they approached the driver’s side of the car. When they made contact with her, Johnson Tennessen’s pants were unbuttoned and unzipped. When police asked her for her name, she gave a relative’s name but eventually admitted she lied because she knew there was a warrant for her arrest.

Johnson Tennessen was asked to exit her vehicle and subsequently searched, the complaint reads. In addition to $546 in cash, officers found individual baggies of crack cocaine packaged for sale. The weight of the drugs totaled 1.5 grams.

Johnson Tennessen remains in the Racine County Jail on a $750 cash bond. She will next be in court Oct. 1 for her preliminary hearing.

 

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