Blotter: Evanston residents charged in connection with cannabis, MDMA possession

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

An Evanston man and woman were arrested last week in connection with possession of cannabis and ecstasy.

On April 16 at about 8 p.m., police pulled over a gray Chevrolet sedan driving westbound on Howard Street for an improperly illuminated tail light, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said.

When the officers spoke with the two occupants in the car, they noted an odor of burnt cannabis, prompting a search of the vehicle.

Officers located two large plastic bags with a total of 124 grams of cannabis in the female driver’s backpack, Glew said. They also located a small, oval-shaped, blue pill with an alien face on one side in the glove compartment, which field tested positively as ecstasy, Glew said.

The female driver was charged in connection with cannabis possession over 100 grams and traffic offenses. The man was charged in connection with possession of ecstasy.

The occupants advised the officers that there was a firearm in the trunk of the vehicle. Officers located a 9mm handgun with 100 rounds of ammunition, Glew said. No charges were made in connection with the recovered handgun.

Michigan man reports theft of four wheels

A Kalamazoo, Michigan, man reported Thursday morning that his car was missing four wheels.

The 64-year-old man was in town overnight and had parked his vehicle in the 800 block of Dewey Avenue, Glew said. He called Evanston police to report the theft at 8:36 a.m.

Glew said the incident occurred sometime between 9 p.m. Wednesday night and 8 a.m. Thursday morning.

All four tires and their rims were stolen, and the vehicle was found resting on top of landscaping bricks. The missing tires were valued at $1,200 and the rims were valued at $2,000, Glew said.

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