Crossing center line leads to cocaine arrest

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 22, 2013 

Kenneth Sonnenschein

A driver suspected to be under the influence of cocaine was arrested Thursday after he crossed the center line three times, according to a Columbus Police report.

Police began following 35-year-old Kenneth Sonnenschein at about 2:20 a.m. after he saw the suspect weaving near Forrest Road and Floyd Road. When he pulled Sonnenschein over, he saw his eyes were dilated and asked him if he was on drugs or alcohol. The man said no, and granted permission for his vehicle to be searched.

During the search, Sonnenschein kept putting his hands in his pockets, despite warnings from the officer. After a pat down, the officer found a burnt glass cylinger with suspected crack cocaine residue.

Sonnenschein allegedly admitted to smoking crack. In addition, a cold can of Budweiser was found in the truck's floorboard.

Sonnenschein was charged with possession of cocaine, drug related objects, crossing the center line and open container. He was taken to Muscogee County Jail.

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