Police in Dover, Delaware, discovered nearly nine pounds of weed after pursuing a man who had been masturbating in a Target store. Lewis Foreman, 23, of Dover and two others were arrested in the case, according to local media.
Officers were sent to the Target store on Jan. 19 and again on Thursday after it was reported that a man was masturbating in one of the fitting rooms with the door open. On both days, the man exited the store and drove away in a gold Jaguar, according to police.
After fleeing from the store on Thursday morning, law enforcement officers tracked Foreman to the Manchester Square neighborhood of Dover. When police tried to stop him, he escaped on foot and entered a rear door of a nearby residence. Foreman then hid in the attic of the home with a woman, Tyra Mifflin, age 20. While the pair hid, a three-year-old child was left unattended in a bedroom of the house, according to police. The adults then surrendered themselves to police after hiding for a short time.
Search of Home Reveals 9 Pounds of Pot
Police then obtained a search warrant for the residence. When the warrant was executed, officers found 8.75 pounds of marijuana in sealed bags, digital scales, packaging materials, and $4,432 in cash suspected to be proceeds from drug sales. While police were still on the scene, 29-year-old Keyarra Johnson arrived at the home and was also taken into custody.
Foreman has been charged with two counts of indecent exposure, possession with intent to deliver cannabis, possession of a Tier III quantity of marijuana, second-degree conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked and released on an $8,750 cash bond.
Mifflin and Johnson were each charged with possession with intent to deliver cannabis, possession of a Tier III quantity of marijuana, second-degree conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were released on an $11,250 unsecured bond. The child has been placed in the custody of a relative, according to authorities.
While Delaware has a medical cannabis program and state legislature has decriminalized small amounts, possessing 8.75 pounds of cannabis is still illegal. Public masturbation is also illegal– not only in Delaware, but in every state of the country.