Man arrested for cannabis possession

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

A 31-year-old man was arrested on Feb.13 in the 500 block of Howard Street after cannabis was discovered in his vehicle.

Evanston Police Department officers were patrolling the area when they stopped a black Toyota Camry with an equipment violation, according to a Feb. 22 news release. Officers noticed the man driving the vehicle was “visibly nervous,” and they detected an odor of cannabis coming from the car, according to the release.

EPD officers searched the vehicle and recovered a switchblade knife, cash valued at $4,000 and various forms of cannabis, including 277 grams of suspected cannabis, 13 THC oil pens and one bag of THC-laced Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Officers interviewed the man about the recovered money, and he admitted he had been delivering cannabis, according to the news release.

The man was arrested and transported to the EPD. He was charged with two felonies, three misdemeanors and one citation, including unlawful possession of cannabis and unlawful use of a weapon, the news release said.

The man is set to appear in court at the Skokie Courthouse in March.

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