SYCAMORE – A call to police about a speeding car Thursday ended with a Sycamore man being found with several pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and police seizing two vehicles.
Jeremiah L. Smith, 30, of the 200 block of Kerr Street, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver after police found more than
3 pounds of pot and suspected edible pot products, almost
61/2 pounds of marijuana concentrates and almost an ounce of ecstasy at his residence, according to a news release sent Friday by Sycamore police.
The incident began at 7:25 p.m. Thursday when police received a complaint about a car that was speeding and disobeying a stop sign at Kerr and Commercial streets, according to the release. After interviewing the caller, police located the car in question at Smith’s home.
An officer who spoke with Smith outside the home smelled marijuana inside the house, the release stated. Police also saw Smith with a package that contained what they suspected was marijuana and obtained a search warrant for the home.
Two vehicles at the house – a car and a truck – also were seized by the police.
Smith was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the news release.
If convicted of the most serious charge, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, he could face six to 30 years in prison.
In court Friday, Judge Phillip Montgomery released Smith on his signature. Montgomery noted it was not a crime of violence. A condition of Smith’s release was that he be subject to pretrial supervision. He said he intends to hire a private attorney.
Smith is next due in court Aug. 2 for a preliminary hearing.