Man Had Marijuana-Filled Sneaker in Trunk, Say Police
According to allegations in a police report, the man also stored marijuana in a brown shoe, a sunglasses case and a secretive coffee can.
When police searched a car on April 10, they found several baggies of "green leafy substance" believed to be marijuana hidden in some strange places, according to an incident report from the Somerville Police Department.
Many of the baggies were hidden in a size-13 sneaker stored in the trunk of the car, and even more were hidden in a size-13 brown shoe, also in the trunk, according to the police report.
When asked who the shoes belonged to, the driver allegedly told police, "It depends on the size of the shoe," and later, "If they are thirteen's then they are mine," the police report says.
The man, 30-year-old Juan Wilkins, was originally pulled over at about 10:15 p.m. at the corner of Franklin and Oliver streets in East Somerville because the owner of the car had a warrant out for his arrest, according to the police report.
Wilkins told police he wasn't the owner, then handed them a temporary paper drivers license that was suspended, the report says.
A sneaky coffee can
In addition to allegedly finding green leafy substance in a sneaker and shoe, police discovered a coffee can with a secretive compartment, the report says.
According to the report, the can had a false bottom, allowing someone to put coffee grounds in the top part and something else in the hidden bottom part.
The report says the secret compartment smelled of marijuana.
Police also found what they believed was marijuana in a case for sunglasses, the report says.
Police arrested Wilkins and charged him with drug possession to distribute, drug violation near a school and driving with a suspended license.
Please remember that information from incident reports provided by the Somerville Police Department do not indicate a conviction.