According to law enforcement officials, a 32-year-old man was taken into custody after police reportedly found almost 14 pounds of marijuana inside of his home. The search happened on Jan. 16 in Arlington Heights.
Police report that they found the marijuana while they were executing a search warrant. They reportedly found a plastic-wrapped brick of the marijuana in the man’s bedroom. Police state that the brick weighed 5,856.5 grams. Law enforcement officers also reported that they found another 454 grams of marijuana in the living room of the home that was near the coffee table and packaged up in individual bags. Finally, officers stated that they found an additional 8 grams of marijuana inside of the man’s waistband.
Altogether, officers said that the seized marijuana weighed 13.93 pounds. The man had his bond set at $115,000 and is facing charges of felony possession with the intent to distribute. He has a prior Michigan conviction for possession and was out on bond for reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident charges. If he is convicted as charged, he is facing up to 30 years in prison.
Drug charges may lead to long periods of incarceration if a conviction is obtained. The charges and potential penalties may be more serious when the allegations include sales and distribution. If people have prior convictions, they may also face harsher penalties. People who are charged may want to retain experienced criminal defense lawyers as soon as they can so that a strategy to combat the allegations can be constructed. In some cases, it might be advisable to secure a plea agreement if the evidence is strong.
Source: Arlington Heights Patch, “Nearly 14 pounds of pot worth $125K found in AHeights Home“, Joe Vince, Jan. 19, 2018