Riding Bike on Johnson City Sidewalk Leads to Felony Charges
Johnson City police seized illicit drugs and an illegal weapon from a man who was was spotted riding a bicycle on a sidewalk in the downtown business district of the village.
Authorities say 20-year-old Haven Strong of Johnson City was charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a weapon. He also faces a count of resisting arrest.
Investigators say police officers stopped Strong around 7:20 p.m. December 2 for violating a village code that prohibits bike-riding on downtown sidewalks.
Officers heard a "clinking" sound when Strong put his hands in the pockets of a hoodie. When they inquired about the noise, he is said to have pulled out a set of metal brass knuckles.
Strong allegedly became agitated and struggled with officers as they tried to take him into custody.
Police later found Strong possessed more than two dozen packages containing methamphetamine.
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