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Police: More than a pound of marijuana in Sycamore home

Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 11:59 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 11:49 p.m. CDT
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Eric A. Friedley

SYCAMORE – Police found more than a pound of marijuana in a Sycamore man's home Tuesday after finding marijuana and prescription pills when they stopped his vehicle earlier that day, court records show.

Eric A. Friedley, 38, of the 1600 block of Maness Court, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He remained in DeKalb County Jail on Wednesday unable to post 10 percent of his $100,000 bond.

If convicted of the more serious charge, unlawful possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, he would face between three and seven years in prison.

About 2:09 p.m. Tuesday, Sycamore police stopped Friedley's vehicle when he failed to signal and found about half an ounce of marijuana and a glass smoking pipe, court records show. They also found four tablets each of Hydrocodone, a pain reliever, and Alprazolam, used to treat anxiety, court records show.

A search at Friedley's home Tuesday found nearly 20 ounces of marijuana in a bedroom safe, court records show. Sycamore police also found about an ounce of marijuana in baggies, multiple plastic bags and a scale, court records show.

The street value of the marijuana seized was estimated at $5,000, court records show.

Friedley is next due in court March 25.

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