A change of lanes by a motorist, at the intersection of West 3rd Street and Grand Avenue, led to a traffic stop and the resulting arrested of four adults and a juvenile on drug charges.
On Friday, Connersville Police Officer Clint Brown observed the sudden change of lanes without a signal, so he performed a traffic stop on the driver of a Buick Century with Ohio license plates in the 100 block of East 3rd St.
Brown said five people were inside, he could smell what he believed to be marijuana, and one passenger acted suspiciously.
He conducted a pat down of that passenger and found a baggy of what was believed to be marijuana.
CPD Lt. Chris Scott and Officer Brad Rosser arrived to assist.
Officers indicated they found a large amount of marijuana and a digital scales, Percocet, packaged in individual baggies consistent with being for sale, and a large amount of cash.
The driver, Gavohn K. Johnson, 22, Hamilton, Ohio, also had a large amount of cash on his person.
Johnson was charged with maintaining a common nuisance and dealing in marijuana, Level 6 felonies.
Jacques H. Robinson Jr., 19, Hamilton, Ohio, was charged with dealing in marijuana, a Level 6 felony, and visiting a common nuisance, a Class A misdemeanor.
Zachary K. Hammons, 22, Hamilton, Ohio, was charged with dealing in marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance, Level 6 felonies.
Maria A. Johnson, 26, 827 West 5th St., was charged with dealing in a controlled substance, a Class 5 felony; dealing in marijuana, a Level 6 felony; and visiting a common nuisance, a Class A misdemeanor.
A 17-year-old juvenile from Cincinnati was charged with dealing in marijuana and visiting a common nuisance, Class A misdemeanors.
According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, all were taken to