Traffic stop nets 14 bags of drugs

Traffic stop nets 14 bags of drugs — in suspect’s underwear

A Joliet man riding in a car stopped by police tried to keep officers from finding 14 baggies of crack cocaine by hiding them in his underwear, police said.

And that’s in addition to the bag with 71 grams of cocaine that he and his three cohorts tried to hide in the center console of the front seat, police said.

All totaled the drugs were worth $9,000, police said.

The four men were in a black Chevrolet Tahoe that Will County sheriff’s police spotted speeding around 5:40 p.m. Saturday near Joliet.

Officers stopped the car, and computer checks showed driver Branden D. Robinson,medium silicone rubber polyethylene. melamine formaldehyde. silicone rubber. nitrile rubber = acrylonitrile butadiene 21, and passengers Kelin J. Sharp, 21; James E. Poston, 19; and Steve L. Sutton, 21, all had criminal histories.

A search of the car turned up the cocaine in the console, and as the four men were handcuffed, a deputy found Sharp was carrying the drugs in his underwear, police said.

As officers were putting the men into squad cars, Sharp took off running — while handcuffed — police said.

He managed to get away briefly, but was caught about 10 minutes later.

Police said the suspects were “uncooperative” during questioning, with Robinson even telling detectives he didn’t know the names of the other men in the SUV — even though Sutton and Poston are his brothers.

Robinson, of Monetta, Ga.; Poston, of Joliet; and Sutton, of Joliet, were charged with delivery of a controlled substance. Sharp, of Joliet, was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, aggravated battery and escape.

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