Woman to Officer: ‘Those Aren’t My Pants’
Dacula arrestee denies owning pants she is wearing after officer finds three baggies of suspected methamphetamine in woman’s pockets.
A Dacula woman was charged with obstruction and drug possession after unsuccessfully attempting to hide her wanted daughter from police.
Officers visited the residence of Cindy Lusk, 1721 Harbins Road in Dacula, on April 18 in an attempt to locate Lusk’s daughter, Monica Gunter. Gunter had outstanding warrants for two counts of theft by receiving and one count of theft by deception.
When officers arrived at the residence, Lusk answered the door and said her daughter was in Snellville and would return in a few hours. The officer asked Lusk for her identification and while Lusk was retrieving her ID, the officer noticed a woman that matched Gunter’s description lying on the living room couch under a blanket.
When asked who the woman on the sofa was, Lusk identified the female as her daughter “Bianca.” Lusk reportedly had difficulty remembering “Bianca’s” date of birth, which roused the officer's suspicions. The officer began questioning “Bianca” in an attempt to verify her identity. When he asked “Bianca” for her date of birth, “Bianca” could not remember her birth year.
One of the officers asked Lusk if “Bianca” was in fact Gunter and Lusk admitted she was. Gunter was placed under arrest for the outstanding warrants and Lusk was arrested for obstruction.
During a post-arrest search of Lusk’s clothing, the arresting officer found three small plastic baggies in Lusk’s pants pockets. The baggies contained a white crystallized material that field tested positive for methamphetamine. According to the arrest report, Lusk immediately said, “Those aren’t my pants.” However, as the person wearing the pants, she was charged with possession of a controlled substance in addition to the obstruction charge.
Lusk and Gunter were transported to the Gwinnett County Jail. Lusk remains jailed on a $13,600 bond. Gunter is being held on a $7,200 bond.
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