Man arrested for hiding LSD in shoe
by Wes Mayer
After two men charged with the possession of marijuana were transported to the Coweta County Jail Friday, authorities discovered one of them was hiding a large amount of the illegal drug lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, in his shoe.
On Friday, a bicyclist riding in the area of Lullwater Place noticed a suspicious black Volkswagen Jetta parked in the road with what looked like two people asleep inside, said Lt. John Kennedy with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. The bicyclist ended up speaking to the two men, who appeared to be confused, and then called 911. The two males in the vehicle left the area.
Coweta deputies Ryan Anderson and Tiffany Grier responded to the call, located the vehicle and pulled it over near the intersection of Newnan Crossing Boulevard and Poplar Road, Kennedy said. After meeting with the men, identified as Jonathan James Kimsey, 23, and Connor Rhett Spaulding, 21, the deputies requested a K-9 unit to help search the vehicle.
According to Kennedy, when the search dog team arrived, the dog detected marijuana in the vehicle and located some pieces of marijuana on Kimsey’s shirt. Authorities were able to search the vehicle, and inside, they found suspected marijuana, suspected marijuana butter and an assortment of drug related objects such as pipes, grinders and other equipment. Kimsey and Spaulding were then arrested and transported to the Coweta County Jail.
At the jail, however, authorities found a hidden compartment inside one of Kimsey’s shoes, Kennedy said, and inside, they found 170 “hits”of suspected LSD. Because of this, Kimsey was additionally charged with possession of LSD with intent to distribute and crossing a guard line with drugs.