A Harvey woman was arrested while on her way to delivering cannabis in the Oak Lawn area, reports said.
Oak Lawn Police received information from a confidential source that Nitisha Lemon, 36, was on her way to Oak Lawn to allegedly drop off some pot.
Police observed a Ford pickup truck travelling northbound near Cicero Avenue and 105th Street around 6:11 p.m. Aug. 2.
The tactical officer observed that Lemon was not wearing a seatbelt and conducted a traffic stop at Cicero and 99th Street, reports said. When she lowered her window, police said the smell of cannabis was prevalent inside the car.
Lemon stepped out of the truck when asked, but made several attempts to get back into the vehicle, reports said.
Another officer parked the Ford in a private drive. Lemon’s 1-year-old son was taken from the car and brought to his mother to hold. As her car was being searched, police said that Lemon made an unsolicited statement, “I don’t sell drugs.”
Informed that she had not yet been accused of “selling drugs,” police said Lemon grew agitated and disobeyed commands to remain seated on a retention wall as cops searched the truck.
After more several more tries to get back into the truck and interfering with the search for narcotics, Lemon was placed in handcuffs, reports said.
Another officer arrived to take the Harvey woman’s son back to the police station.
While watching officers search the car, police said that Lemon screamed that she had diarrhea and Crohn’s disease and had just “boo-booed myself.”
According to the report, Lemon physically resisted being
placed inside the patrol car by tightening her body and refusing to move. Once
she was in the rear seat, she refused to place to her feet inside the patrol
She kicked the door multiple times along with the detective’s finger, causing it to become red and sore, police said.
An Evergreen Park K-9 officer arrived on the scene with his canine partner. The dog alerted officers to the possible presence of narcotics in the truck bed, reports said.
Police found a jar with 20 grams of cannabis in the truck. Lemon was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to deliver, child endangerment and resisting arrest.
She was also cited for not properly fastening her seatbelt.
The father of her son was contacted and he and his father arrived at the station. The Illinois Department of Child and Family Services opened an investigation.
Lemon appeared in court at 26th and California on Aug. 3.