Man Accused of Having Marijuana During a Traffic Stop
Suspect allegedly told Caledonia police officer he was someone else during traffic stop, but is then arrested for outstanding arrest warrants.
A 36-year-old Racine man is accused of carrying marijuana with him during a traffic stop in Caledonia Wednesday.
Octavis T. Leverson was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of obstructing an officer, one count of bail jumping and one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.
If convicted, he faces up to two years in prison and $21,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Wednesday, Leverson was the passenger in a car pulled over by a Caledonia police officer at 4 1/2 Mile Road and Erie Street, when the officer smelled marijuana coming from inside the car. Leverson told the officer his name was William Smith and was then ordered out of the car. While the officer was running a background check, Leverson admitted to his real name.
The officer then discovered Leverson had pending arrest warrants issued against him by the Racine County and Kenosha County sheriff's departments. Leverson was taken into custody and the officer then found a baggie of marijuana in his sock. He's currently being held in Racine County Jail on $500 bond while awaiting trial.