An 18-year-old Racine man is facing charges after he allegedly ran from a Caledonia police officer while carrying drugs and a large handgun in a backpack.
Adrian M. Servantez was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of possession with intent to deliver THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of carrying a concealed weapon and one count of resisting an officer. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison and $31,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, a Caledonia police officer was called to assist in looking for a group of young men at 1:42 a.m. Sept. 2 near Highway 31 and Middle Road. The officer patrolled the bike path from Five Mile Road to Four Mile Road and while turning around, he heard that the youths had been spotted heading southbound in the 5100 block of 32.
The officer went and parked his squad next to the post office and got out, then saw Servantez running right at him. Servantez turned and ran eastbound across 32, causing a car to stop suddenly, then to the sidewalk by Walgreens, where he proclaimed that he gave up, according to the complaint.
Unable to stop, the officer knocked Servantez over, and placed him in handcuffs. Servantez told the cop he had marijuana in his pocket that he found walking around and said he also found the backpack.
The officer opened the backpack and found a large handgun and digital scale commonly used with dealing drugs. Servantez then changed his story and said the backpack belonged to a friend and claimed to be a marijuana user, not a seller.
He’s currently being held in Racine County Jail on $5,000 bond while awaiting trial.