Did you ever look to the side while driving and notice someone texting or talking on his cell phone?
The police are watching too. Last month, Oak Lawn police allege that they saw a man, at about 94th and Cicero on his cell phone while driving at about 5 p.m.
To make matters worse, the driver allegedly sped away from the 95th Street traffic light at a high rate of speed once it turned green. The police alleged that the driver was traveling as fast as 80 mph, changing lanes, swerving to avoid other cars as he motored on toward 103rd Street. The police stopped the vehicle at about 108th and Cicero.
Despite being ordered to exit the vehicle, the driver allegedly continued to talk on the phone and even received calls while the officer told him to exit the car. The driver, identified as Bobby Sanford, allegedly refused to exit the car and wanted to know why he had the exit the car. He did exit the car after the police officer told him that he was under arrest.
The police officer searched the car and during the search allegedly found cannabis, heroin, $865 in cash, and a cup that smelled of alcohol.
Bobby Sanford was taken to the police station for booking, where the police allege they found narcotics in his groin area. The officers recovered a bag that allegedly contained 14 pills of MDMA and 4 bags of cannabis. The officers also allegedly found another $265 on Sanford’s person.
Sanford, a 31 year old black male with a Chicago address, denied ownership of the heroin but allegedly admitted that the cannabis and pills were his property. He allegedly admitted buying the pills and reselling them for a profit.
Sanford was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, which are all felonies. He was charged with the following misdemeanors: possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, reckless driving, obstructing a police officer, and aggravated speeding. He was also charged with ordinance violations of operating an electronic device while driving, following too close, improper lane usage and open alcohol.
Sanford’s car may also be subject to seizure according to the police.