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Crime & Courts

Men arrested on drug charges ordered released

SYCAMORE – Kaguannis K. Riggins hung his head and pretended to cry Wednesday in DeKalb County court.

Riggins, 23, of the 800 block of Ridge Drive in DeKalb, and Gabriel A. Banks-Hollingsworth, 18, of the 100 block of West Fox Street in Yorkville, were both arrested about 9 p.m. Tuesday, when police searched Riggins' apartment.

They both have been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and Chief Judge Robbin Stuckert ruled Wednesday that they be released on their signature.

Police said that during the search, they found a baggie with less than a gram of cocaine in it in Riggins’ bathroom, and five baggies each containing an ecstasy pill, as well as a bottle of codeine cough syrup on Banks-Hollingsworth.

It was the second arrest in less than a week for Riggins, who already was wearing an electronic home monitoring ankle bracelet as a condition of his Jan. 5 release on a domestic battery charge, according to court records. As his previous charges were discussed, he looked on in disbelief before putting his head in his hands and audibly weeping, although when he looked up, he appeared relatively unaffected.

Banks-Hollingsworth has other legal issues to resolve, as well: there are juvenile charges pending against him in Kane County, according to Stuckert. Once that case is settled, he’ll be brought back to DeKalb County and be fitting with a electronic home monitoring bracelet.

Banks-Hollingsworth is due back in court at 9 a.m. Jan. 24, and Riggins is due back at 9 a.m. Feb. 15.

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