Kingsport man arrested after 3.6 ounces of pot found in box of Lucky Charms

Rain Smith • Dec 2, 2009 at 12:00 AM

A Kingsport man was arrested Tuesday on felony drug charges after police discovered 3.66 ounces of marijuana in his box of Lucky Charms cereal.

According to an incident report from Kingsport police, officers were dispatched to Kings View Apartments, 901 Larry Neil Way, at about 10:40 Tuesday morning. The police report says officers were called due to a "possible disturbance" in apartment no. 8.

Officers report hearing "some noises" from the apartment when they arrived, and knocked on the door. It was answered by the resident, Mitchell Cody Johnson, 22.

Police explained why they were there, and Johnson allegedly appeared to be "very nervous." He then consented to a search of his apartment, where officers found a Tennessee parole paper on his refrigerator. When officers asked for his probation card, it identified Johnson as having a misdemeanor drug conviction.

Johnson allegedly denied having any illegal drugs in his apartment, and then consented to a K-9 search of his apartment. The dog, Sinko, hit on narcotics in the washing machine room.

Police report a strong odor of marijuana coming from a shelf that held several boxes of cereal. Upon checking a Lucky Charms box they found two large plastic baggies containing a green leafy substance. Johnson allegedly advised police that the baggies contained marijuana and that it belonged to him.

Police say the marijuana and baggies weighed 3.66 ounces.

Johnson was arrested for possession of more than a half ounce of marijuana and maintaining a dwelling where illegal narcotics are sold, stored or used.

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