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Police: DeKalb man had 883 bootleg DVDs

Published: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 11:49 p.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, March 2, 2014 11:33 a.m. CDT
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James Finley, 33, was charged with violating the Trademark Act and possession of marijuana.

DeKALB – DeKalb police found 883 bootleg DVDs while searching the home of a man who claims he sells marijuana to support his own use, according to court records.

James Finley, 33, tried to run out the back door before hiding in a basement freezer when police arrived about 5:45 a.m. Thursday to search his home in the 300 block of Hickory Street, court records show.

Police said they found 18 grams, a little more than half an ounce, of marijuana in different rooms of the home.

They also found hundreds of copies of DVDs, some of movies that had not been released for sale in the United States, and $1,118 in cash, court records show.

Finley was charged with violation of the Trademark Act, unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The most serious charge he faces is typically punishable with probation or up to 7 years in prison.

Finley remained in DeKalb County Jail on Friday, unable to post 10 percent of his $100,000 bail.

He is next due in court March 13.

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