Posted: Friday, August 10, 2012 --- 4:45p.m.
Release from Madison Police Department:
Incident Date 08/10/2012 - 1:33 AM
Address Lexington Avenue
Suspect(s) See below:
Arrested Emmanuel M. Haslett, 27-year-old male of Madison, WI
CHARGES: Possession of Cocaine (Habitual Criminality Enhancer) & Operating While Suspended
On 8/10/2012, at approximately 1:33am, a Madison Police Officer was on patrol in the area near Lexington Avenue, and noticed a subject (later identified as Haslett) leaning outside of a parked car. The officer stopped to render assistance, and Haslett stated that he was sick (vomiting). It was at that moment that the officer noticed a strong odor of Marijuana, and he proceeded to question Haslett about the odor. Haslett did admit to having smoked some Marijuana earlier, but was emphatic about there being nothing inside of the vehicle or on his person that was illegal.
The officer asked Haslett to step from the vehicle, and he subsequently located several packages of Cocaine, along with more than $1600 in cash! Haslett had obviously forgotten he was in possession of the Cocaine, as he stated “I can’t believe I left those in my pocket”. Haslett stated that he had recently hit it big at the casino, but those proceeds did not allow for bail on the felony charges of Possession Of Cocaine. He was conveyed to the Dane County Jail on charges listed.