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updated: 7/2/2011 5:34 PM

Arlington Heights man charge with drug possession

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By Kerry Lester

A 19-year-old Arlington Heights man was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, after police reported finding drugs in his car.

According to the Cook County state's attorney's office, police were conducting surveillance of a home on the 1000 block of North Stratford Road in Arlington Heights, after receiving a tip about a possible narcotics trade.

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Police saw a brown box delivered by UPS to the home, and shortly afterward, Eric Somogyi drove up, placing the box in his trunk of his black Audi, authorities said. He then drove through the neighborhood and disregarded two stop signs, police said.

Pulling him over, police said they found 300 nitrous oxide cartridges inside the brown box in the trunk, as well as four small bags of marijuana and one small bag of ecstasy.

Police said Somogyi admitted the nitrous oxide was his and that he planned to use it at an upcoming rave party in Michigan.

Somogyi has another pending charge on -- possession of cannabis -- and a court date of Oct. 12. Somogyi was given a $2,500 bail on Saturday. He has a court date of July 29 in Rolling Meadows.

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