Police Blotter: Man found with drugs hidden in dollar

Joanne Lee, Reporter

Man found with drugs hidden in dollar bill

A 26-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning in connection with possession of Xanax and marijuana.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Ridge Avenue at about 11:45 a.m. to respond to a domestic violence report. They found a man in the residence for whom there was an arrest warrant, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man was wanted in connection with an unrelated case of fraud.

After arresting the man, police found him in possession of a pill bottle with four half pills of Xanax and a gram of marijuana hidden inside a balled-up dollar bill. He was charged with a felony for possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor for marijuana possession, Dugan said.

Man arrested for marijuana possession

A 32-year-old man was arrested Sunday night in connection with possession of approximately 7.4 grams of marijuana, Dugan said.

The man jumped out of the passenger’s side of a moving vehicle during a police pursuit following an attempted traffic stop at the intersection of Howard Street and Ridge Avenue, Dugan said. Police arrested the man at about 5:50 p.m. when they found a plastic bag containing eight smaller bags of marijuana in his left pant leg.

He was charged with marijuana possession, a misdemeanor, and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 30.

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