Breaking News Bar
updated: 3/22/2013 12:55 PM

Probation, $34,000 fine in Elgin indoor pot growing case

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Justin B. Brooks

      Justin B. Brooks

 
 

A 55-year-old Elgin man was sentenced to three years probation and fined a little more than $34,000 after pleading guilty to possession of more than 50 marijuana plants, according to court records.

Justin B. Brooks was arrested in October 2012 after members of the North Central Narcotics Task Force, a special unit of the Illinois State Police, searched his home in the 9N700 block of Whispering Springs Lane.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Authorities said they seized 77 plants worth an estimated $154,000. Equipment for the growing operation, packaging materials and scales also were seized, officials said.

Brooks served two days in jail before posting bond and initially pleaded not guilty in mid-February, according to court records.

Brooks reached a plea agreements this week, admitting to possession of between 50 and 200 marijuana plants, a felony that was eligible for probation but also carried a top prison term of seven years.

If Brooks violates probation before March 2016, he could be resentenced to time behind bars.

Brooks' defense attorney, James Tatooles, did not return a phone message seeking comment.

Kane County Judge Karen Simpson accepted the plea.

Brooks did not have any previous felony arrests in Kane County before the October arrest.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.