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Crime & Courts

Kirkland man jailed after drug raid

James J. Hall
James J. Hall

SYCAMORE – A Kirkland man will stay in DeKalb County Jail until Monday after police said they found more than half a pound of marijuana in his home and believe he was selling it.

James J. Hall, 29, of the 33000 block of Hagan Drive, is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show.

If convicted of the most serious offense, possession with intent to deliver, he could face two to five years in prison.

A judge set Hall's bond at $25,000 on Wednesday, but he’s staying in jail because those charges violate conditions of bond from a violation of order of protection charge from last year, so he’ll have a hearing Monday on a bond increase.

He appeared in court Wednesday with a white bandage wrapped around his head, and claimed his injury resulted from the arrest.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s officers said in court records that they went to Hall’s home with a search warrant at 4:53 a.m. Tuesday, where officers from their special operations team found marijuana, digital scales and vacuum-sealing equipment, as well as a baggie with cocaine residue.  The also found butane hash oil, a highly concentrated marijuana derivative.  All the drugs tested positive in a field test.

Hall told police he buys marijuana locally, about a pound at a time, and sells it, but that he only uses cocaine recreationally, according to court records.

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