Law Enforcement Officers responded to an apartment on Greenland Drive (Campus Villa Apartments) after receiving a report that someone was carrying marijuana and firearms into a rental unit. Once on the scene, officers met with Connie Dennis, even though the report they heard was a male and not a female.
44-Year old Connie Dennis allowed police to enter her apartment where officers were unable to locate a man. The report that WGNS obtained also showed there was no evidence of drug activity seen.
Shortly after leaving the apartment, the anonymous complainant came forward to speak with officers at the complex. The complainant then told police exactly where firearms and narcotics were hidden inside the spot free apartment. So, police returned to the Dennis apartment with their newly acquired information.
A pistol and a scale were then found hidden behind a ceiling tile along with two long guns under a mattress. Officers then found a large Mason jar containing marijuana. The jar was in a sweatshirt that was hanging in a closet. Officers then found synthetic marijuana in the ceiling of the apartment kitchen.
Despite the items being found in the apartment of Connie Dennis, she denied knowledge of them all together. However, she was charged for having them in her apartment. The firearms were logged into evidence along with the real marijuana and the synthetic marijuana that is often nicknamed "Spice."
While most know the effects of real marijuana, many do not realize how much more dangerous synthetic weed is. Synthetic drugs can be extremely dangerous and addictive. Health effects from the drug can be life-threatening and can include:
- Severe agitation and anxiety.
- Fast, racing heartbeat and higher blood pressure.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Muscle spasms, seizures, and tremors.
- Intense hallucinations and psychotic episodes.
- Suicidal and other harmful thoughts and/or actions.
MPD Incident Report #15-109378
MPD Arrest Report #15-109378