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Police: Chicago man had pot, ammo in dorm room

Published: Monday, April 7, 2014 12:05 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, April 7, 2014 11:25 p.m. CDT

DeKALB — Northern Illinois University police arrested a 19-year-old Chicago man Saturday after they say they found ammunition rounds and marijuana in his dorm room.

Thomas E. Goodlow Jr., of the 9800 block of South Ellis Avenue, was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, possession of marijuana and possession of firearm ammunition with no FOID card.

Bond was set Monday at the DeKalb County Courthouse at $50,000. Goodlow remained in jail Monday unable to post $5,000 bail.

Goodlow agreed to allow police to search his Neptune Hall dorm room about 11 p.m. Saturday, when police found 19.2 grams, or about two thirds of an ounce, of marijuana, as well as $330 cash, court records show. They also found seven .380 caliber ammunition rounds and one .22 caliber ammunition round, court records show.

Goodlow admitted to selling marijuana in the Neptune West residence hall and said about $60 of the $330 cash was obtained through marijuana sales, court records show.

If convicted of the more serious charge, possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, Goodlow would face between one and three years in prison. He is next due in court April 21.

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