Man had Cialis pill in crack pipe, police say


Published: Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 6:21 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 6:21 p.m.

A 67-year-old Gainesville man was arrested Saturday after police said they found a crack pipe with half a Cialis pill packed into it.

After Gainesville Police stopped Edward Bruce Johnson, of 4414 SW 20th Lane for a traffic violation in the 1600 block of Southwest 42nd Street at 7:49 p.m., he got out of the car and started walking around it, ignoring the officer’s command that he get back inside his car, the report said.

Johnson returned to his seat and gave police a false name, the report said. Police searched his car found the erectile dysfunction pill Cialis in the glovebox and two Oxycodone pills in a shirt pocket. Johnson could not provide a prescription for any of the pills, the report said.

The checked the front of the car and found a pipe that tested positive for crack cocaine and which also had half a Cialis pill jammed into it, according to the report.

Johnson was arrested on charges of possession of a prescription drug without a prescription, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Once processed, it was discovered that Johnson’s driver’s license had been revoked and that he was convicted in 2000 of aggravated assault. He was then charged with fraud for impersonation and as habitual traffic offender for driving on a suspended license.

Johnson was being held Sunday at the Alachua County jail on a $22,500 bond.

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