Driver Gives Fake Name, Charged With Pot Possession: Blotter

Midlothian police reports, May 10-11 • Pot possession charge for Chicago man.


Drivers Gives Fake Name, Charged With Pot Possession

Johnathan N. Lipscomb, 27, of the 3200 block of Nelson Avenue in Robbins, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing a police officer, driving with a suspended license, improper display of registration and not wearing a seatbelt, according to a report.

Police spotted a silver Chevrolet at about 9:23 p.m. with temporary Indiana registration and a driver who was not wearing a seatbelt, the report stated. The driver, who was later identified as Lipscomb, gave a false name to police, the report continued.

During a search of Lipscomb's vehicle, police found pieces of a "blunt" with a green leafy substance inside the car, as well as a "grinder" (a device used to crush the bud of the marijuana plant, so it can be smoked), the report stated. At one point during the stop, police discovered the date on the car's registration also had been changed, according to the report.


Pot Possession Charge

Chaz Smith, 21, of the 100 block of East 120th Street in Chicago, was charged with possession of marijuana, according to a report. Police saw a red Buick change lanes without signaling at about 8:23 p.m. in the 14400 block of Cicero Avenue.

During a traffic stop, police allegedly smelled marijuana, the report stated. Smith told police he didn't have any marijuana, because he already smoked it. Police searched Smith and found about 3 grams of a leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana, the report continued.

He is due on June 4 in Markham court.

Police Blotter information is provided by the Midlothian Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

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