Guys Looking for Pot Call Police by Mistake
Wrong numbers can really be a nuisance. While wrong numbers are usually more irritating for the recipient, from time to time, it can cause problems for the caller as well. Let me give you an example.
Let’s say you are looking to buy some sort of controlled substance. You pick up the phone to call “Mr. Big” but, quite out of carelessness you call the wrong number. Let’s futher say that the wrong number you call is the police. See how embarrassing that can be?
Next thing you know you’re wearing an orange jumpsuit and the story gets posted on websites under titles like “Dumb Things to Do.”
Sounds kind of crazy, doesn’t it. Well, it happened…right here at home!
Authorities said on Dec. 28, detectives were contacted by 19-year-old Xavier L. Johnwell, of Lake Charles. Johnwell was allegedly looking for his “weed man.”
Detectives said they arranged a meeting with Johnwell at Brentwood Park on Illinois Street in Lake Charles to make the narcotics transaction.
Authorities said at about 4 p.m., undercover detectives arrived at the park and observed three individuals later identified as Johnwell, Edmond J. Thorne, 19, and Kimberly A. Zeno, 21, all of Lake Charles, inside a car backed into a parking spot.
Authorities said detectives made contact with Johnwell, Thorne and Zeno and arrested them without incident.
"During a search for officer safety, detectives located a 380 semi-automatic pistol in the waistband of Johnwell and a .38 revolver in the rear of the car under the passenger seat in direct reach of Thorne.” All were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery with a firearm and conspiracy to possess CDS I (marijuana) with intent to distribute.
Johnwell and Thorne were also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to commit a crime of violence.
Judge Kent Savoie set bonds for Johnwell and Thorne at $205,000 each; and set Zeno's bond at $190,000.