A man's poor driving led police to making a drug bust at a Ridgewood Avenue home last week.
Tyler Hagenson, 20, and Shawn Camacho, 19, both of Lake Hiawatha, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance or analog and possession of marijuana. Hagenson was also charged with possession with intent to use, police said.
A Lake Hiawatha
teen, 17, was also placed in custody and turned over to his mother when she
arrived to the Ridgewood Avenue home. The fourth man, who drove himself and two
others to the home, was issued several summonses for his driving violations and
released at the scene.
Hagenson and Camacho were released on their own recognizance following the charges.
Officer Michael Sprung saw an older model Honda Civic last Thursday night at about 8:40 p.m. commit several driving violations in the area of upper Lake Shore Drive in Lake Hiawatha, police said.
The officer followed the speeding Civic, which was then parked illegally outside of the Ridgewood Avenue home, according to the release.
Sprung saw three men “jump out of the vehicle and run into the screened front porch of the residence" where there was a fourth man, police said.
As Sprung waited
for backup, he saw the men sitting around a table and one of them was “chopping
a substance on the table with what appeared to be a credit card and then lean forward
and snort the substance," police said.
said Sprung also saw two of them light a cigar wrapper after filling it with an
unknown substance and then the officer smelled burning marijuana. After Officer
Alfred Keiser arrived, they went to the home, “announced their presence” and
saw a small clear bag of suspected cocaine and a small pile of suspected
marijuana, police said.