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Crime & Courts

DeKalb man charged with having drugs near school

SYCAMORE — Bond was set at $110,000 Friday for a DeKalb man arrested on drug charges.

Linden M. Hope, 25, of the 2300 block of Ruby Lane in DeKalb, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal trespass to real property.

Hope appeared in court Friday via closed-circuit TV from the DeKalb County Jail. If convicted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school, Hope could face up to 15 years in prison.

According to court documents, Hope had less than a gram of cocaine and between 30 and 500 grams of marijuana Sept. 14, 2011. A warrant was issued for his arrest Feb. 22. He will appear in court again Nov. 1.

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