SYCAMORE – Sycamore police said Friday three people were arrested on felony marijuana charges stemming from a drug deal that was to have taken place at Lake Sycamore.
Joshua W. Walton, 25, of Sycamore, was charged with two counts of possession of marijuana, two counts of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, calculated criminal marijuana conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Dalton J. Harrolle, 20, of DeKalb, and Troy C. Carter, 17, of Sycamore, were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and calculated criminal marijuana conspiracy.
If convicted of the most serious charges – possession of marijuana with intent to deliver or calculated criminal marijuana conspiracy – the men could face two to five years in prison.
Sycamore police Sgt. Rod Swartzendruber said the three were arrested June 28 at Lake Sycamore on North Cross Street after an officer approached Walton and Carter and discovered Walton had a quarter pound of marijuana on him.
The two said they planned to sell the marijuana to Harrolle, who left the area when he saw police, Swartzendruber said.
He was located a short time later and arrested.
Police also searched Walton’s home and found a half-pound of marijuana and several items of drug paraphernalia, Swartzendruber said. Cash found on the men and at Walton’s home was seized, as well as two cars.
Walton, Harrolle and Carter were taken to the DeKalb County Jail, where each posted bail.
Police have received some complaints of suspicious activity and possible drug deals occurring at the lake, which is why the officer was there, Swartzendruber said.