Pair arrested for bags of ‘Obama’
Two Delaware residents are giving new meaning to the term “pushing” Obama, according to criminal drug charges filed Thursday.
Fifty-two bags of heroin in bags stamped both with letters spelling out OBAMA and an image in the likeness of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama were confiscated following a routine car stop on Interstate 95 in Upper Chichester, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
Arrested were driver Nichelle Prince, 26, and Jacquene Walker, 21. The two were arraigned on drug offenses before Magisterial District Judge David J. Murphy in Aston. Bail was set at 10 percent of $20,000 each.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled next week in Magisterial District Judge David Griffin’s court in Lower Chichester.
According to the affidavit of probable cause for arrest written by Trooper Joseph Thompson, the drugs were en route from Delaware to Chester.
Thursday night, authorities in Chester said they had not seen any similar packaging on the street as of yet.
“We’ve seen Jesus, stars, spiders, all kinds of stuff, but not very detailed. They look more like a little kid’s rubber stamp,” said city Narcotics Capt. Alan Davis.
He said the stamp signifies a specific dealer, or a group working together.
According to the arrest affidavit, Thompson was on patrol when he saw a northbound while Buick with dark tinted windows.
Thompson activated the lights on the marked state police cruiser to initiate a stop around 12:35 p.m. He approached the vehicle and asked the driver to put the windows down because he couldn’t see inside. The driver, who put the back window down, identified herself as Prince, but said she did not have her license with her. A piece of paper she provided for the car had the name Nichelle Clint written on it. She told Thompson she didn’t know why that name was on the paper.
In the time it took Thompson to speak with the passenger, learn he didn’t have identification and walk back to Prince, she had her driver’s license in hand.
Prince was eventually found to have been driving with a suspended license. Thompson called for a tow truck.
During an inventory search, Thompson found four bundles of heroin stamped “OBAMA” in the console of the car. Prince and Walker were arrested without incident.
Looks like Hussein has the smackhead bloc sewn up..