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Police: Sycamore man had 10 pounds of marijuana

SYCAMORE - A 23-year-old Sycamore man who police said received 10 pound of marijuana during a covert operation appeared in DeKalb County Court this week.

Joseph T. Mikan, of the 900 block of Penny Lane, allegedly received the medical-grade marijuana from Oregon after police found it during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Bureau County, according to a news release from the North Central Narcotics Task Force.

The task force searched the home about 8:15 p.m. Nov. 9, and found seven marijuana plants, the 10 pounds of marijuana, $14,109 in cash, and two firearms, the news release stated.

Mikan was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful production of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. The most serious charge he faces is a Class 1 felony, which typically is punishable by between four and 15 years in prison.

He appeared in court Wednesday and is due back Dec. 17.

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