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Police: Alleged dealer caught again with pot

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:28 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 11:27 p.m. CDT
Philemon Bromby

DeKALB – A 19-year-old Northern Illinois University student who police said was caught with more than an ounce of marijuana twice in as many months is due in court Monday.

Philemon P. Bromby, of the 3000 block of West 85th Place, Chicago, had just more than an ounce, or 30 grams, of marijuana Tuesday in an apartment in the 300 block of Wirtz Drive in DeKalb, court records show.

Northern Illinois University police found a prescription bottle with marijuana, a backpack with 350 baggies, a digital scale, a plastic container with marijuana and a Monster energy drink used as a stash for marijuana, court records show.

Bromby told police: "I sell a little weed to make a little money," court records show.

Bromby was released on his own recognizance Oct. 25, the day after police said they found 74.1 grams, or about 2.6 ounces, of marijuana in his Douglas Hall dorm room.

Bromby was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver it and possession of marijuana. If convicted of the most serious charge he faces, Bromby would be sentenced to up to five years in prison.

He remained in the DeKalb County Jail on Wednesday unable to post 10 percent of his $25,000 bail.

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