SYCAMORE – An Aurora man who tried to ditch his dope as he fled from a traffic stop wound up behind bars Friday morning, police said.
DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Ahood B. Hill, 36, of the 300 block of North River Street, near East Sandwich and Coy roads about 12:41 a.m., according to a news release. Police said Hill failed to dim his headlights when required.
The release said that a deputy who approached the car smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside and asked Hill to exit the vehicle. As the deputy was searching Hill outside the vehicle, Hill ran. He didn’t get far before deputies caught up to him, according to the release.
As he ran, police said, Hill dropped a baggie with 1.3 ounces of cocaine in a ditch. The contraband was found by a Sandwich police K-9 unit that was called to the scene, police said. A search of Hill’s vehicle turned up 2.3 ounces of marijuana, and less than a gram of methamphetamine was found in Hill’s possession, police said.
Hill has been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of marijuana and resisting a police officer. The amount of cocaine prosecutors allege Hill had could result in a four- to 15-year prison sentence if he is convicted.
In DeKalb County court, Hill was appointed a public defender and bond was set at $10,000. He would need to post $1,000 to be released.