Having a load in your pants takes on new meaning for a Sturtevant man after he allegedly led Racine police on a short car chase.
According to the criminal complaint, Dorcas D. Tate, 22, is facing felony drug charges after he was allegedly caught with marijuana hidden in his underwear.
He was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. If convicted, he faces up to 3 ½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
A Racine police officer Tuesday said he learned at the beginning of his shift that a felony arrest warrant had been issued against Tate. While on patrol near Slauson and Phillips Avenues, the officer said he saw Tate’s car.
Police reports state Tate then sped northbound through the alley in the 1500 block of Phillips, turned right onto Washington Avenue, ran a red light, then turned southbound on Packard Avenue. The officer pulled him over and took Tate into custody at gunpoint.
The officer said he noticed a baggie sticking out of the rear of Tate’s underwear and discovered it was marijuana. The baggie was open and a large amount of the drug fell to the ground or got stuck to Tate’s buttock in the process.
He’s currently being held in Racine County Jail on $1,000 bond while awaiting trial. Tate's next court date is a preliminary hearing on Oct. 11 before Court Commissioner Alice A. Rudebusch.