DeKALB – Steven Harris wasn't immediately sure Tuesday if he'd be able to post $25,000 bail days after police say they found about 37 grams of cocaine in a safe under his bed.
Harris, 24, of the 1100 block of Regent Drive in DeKalb, told Judge John McAdams he was going to try to hire a private attorney. McAdams set his bond at $250,000, which requires posting 10 percent to go free while the case is pending, after learning a loaded handgun also was found in his apartment.
"I don't believe so," Harris said, when McAdams asked him if he expected to post bail. "I'm going to have to make a call."
Harris and a roommate, Stefan G. Canonge, 23, were arrested after DeKalb police said they found cocaine and marijuana in their apartment Saturday night; another apartment occupant told police he flushed an undetermined amount of cocaine down the toilet that night at Harris' direction, court records show.
Harris was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing justice. If convicted of the most serious charge, possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, Harris could be sentenced to between six and 30 years in prison.
Canonge was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of less than 2.5 grams of marijuana. Police found a hollowed-out ink pen with cocaine residue on the tip in Canonge's desk drawer, court records show. He posted 10 percent of his $8,000 bond Tuesday and is next due in court Thursday.
Harris is next due in court Tuesday.