A Homer man was arrested last Friday on drug charges after police spotted him driving the wrong way on a one-way street.
Lemario Harris, 33, was stopped for driving northbound on Richardson Street, which only allows southbound traffic. Harris was unable to provide a driver’s license when stopped. When exiting his vehicle, a baggie containing a white substance fell to the ground.
“As he stepped from the vehicle, a small plastic baggie fell to the ground and was stepped on by Harris,” the arrest report stated. “He was immediately detained.” A field test confirmed the suspected substance was cocaine.
Harris was not alone at the time. Inside the vehicle were three children, ages 8, 8, and 5. The traffic stop took place within a school zone, which are all also drug-free zones.
Upon further research, it was also found that Harris had a suspended driver’s license due to past DWIs.
Harris was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II substance (cocaine), possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of juveniles, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a drug-free zone, driving with a suspended license, and driving the wrong way on a one-way street.
All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.