Blotter: March 2

Grace Johnson

Police raided an Evanston home early Thursday morning and seized more than $14,000 worth of marijuana, police said.

The Neighborhood Enforcement Team of the Evanston Police Department seized more than three pounds of marijuana from a basement apartment at 1107 South Blvd. after issuing a narcotics search warrant, Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther said.

The police met with the resident, 29-year-old Kristopher Kelly, and found the marijuana after conducting a thorough search of the apartment, police said.

N.E.T. officers were tipped off after conducting citizen interviews about drug sales around Oakton Elementary School, 436 Ridge Ave., Guenther said.

Kelly was taken into custody and charged with two felonies, one for marijuana possession and the other for marijuana possession with the intent to deliver, police said. Kelly will next appear in court March 11, Guenther said.