A local man living at 445 Evergreen St was arrested on Saturday after Sanford and Lee County investigators raided his home for the second time. Narcotics agents with the Sanford Police Department and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office searched 31-year-old Michael Jerrod Johnson’s home and concluded that he was running an “illegal nightclub” out of his home.
Agents reportedly found nine bags of marijuana, 94 cans of beer, six bottles of liquor, an assortment of mixers and food items as well as 81 Phillies brand “blunt” cigars. Agents said that the cigars are typically restuffed with marijuana and smoked.
Johnson is charged with maintaining a dwelling to keep drugs, a felony, and possession for the sale of alcohol without ABC permits. In addition to Johnson, six adults and a minor were arrested. The minor, who was released to their parents, is being charged with possession to intent to sell marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The six adults — 18-year-old Tenequa Shaniece Jackson of 307 Wheel Hollow Apartment in Sanford, 22-year-old Cynthia Nicole Bell of 414 Maple Ave. in Sanford, 23-year-old Preosha Rochun Gunter of 1541 Winslow Drive in Sanford, Jerome Jewett Johnson III of 678 N. Plank Road in Sanford, 17-year-old Kiante Devon Fox of 1321 O’Quinn Road in Sanford and 30-year-old Kevin Devonne Judd of 422 Evergreen St. in Sanford — are all charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Johnson was being held in Lee County Jail under a $7,500 bond, police said. His criminal record includes convictions in 2000 for possession of stolen goods and property damage.