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January 7, 2013

Woman, 59, hides drugs on person

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal —

A 59-year-old Lockport woman faces multiple drug-related charges and resisting arrest after a confrontation with police on Cottage Street at  6 p.m. on Sunday.

Dawn L. Johnson, 59, 42 Waterman St. Apt. 24 was charged with four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest and tampering with physical evidence.

According to the report, Johnson was stopped for equipment traffic violations. Johnson got out of the vehicle and began yelling at police. After being ordered back in the car, Johnson began laying on the horn. There was a large butcher knife on the back seat.

Johnson was irate and acting in a strange manner, according to police. She refused commands and reached inside her purse  and grabbed an object out of a clear plastic bag and shoved it in her mouth. Johnson continued to swing her arms. It was not known what she was reaching for, and as a result she was tased. 

She had a white powdery residue all over her lips. She was told to spit it out, but refused for several minutes. She finally spit out a napkin which had several chunks of off-white substance. The fire department responded and Johnson was taken to Eastern Niagara Hospital-Lockport.

Police found 86 round white (Soma) tablets in the vehicle, 50 blue pills (Xanax) inside her bra and another chunk of white rock substance in a body cavity. The chunks field tested for the presence of cocaine.