A 21-year-old St. Charles man was sentenced to 30 months probation after pleading guilty to possession of what authorities say was more than $50,000 in marijuana and marijuana-laced products.
Clark C. Weaver, of the 100 block of Walnut Drive, recently pleaded guilty to felony possession of between 2,000 and 5,000 grams of marijuana in exchange for more serious charges of possession with intent to deliver being dismissed by prosecutors, according to court records.
The most serious charges carried a top sentence of 15 years in prison, but probation was an option.
If Weaver violates probation, he could be brought back to court and resentenced for the offense, which carries a top prison term of up to seven years.
Weaver was arrested after the North Central Narcotics Task Force, a division of the Illinois State Police, executed a search warrant at Weaver's apartment Oct. 25, 2012.
Authorities seized: 2,001.6 grams of marijuana, which is almost 4.5 pounds; 505.1 grams of candies and gum laced with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana; 35 grams of THC oil; 30.1 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms; and .45 grams of cocaine, according to court records. The estimated value of all the drugs was about $50,000.
Kane County Judge Clint Hull accepted the plea, records show. Weaver also was fined $8,335.
A receptionist at the office of Timothy Mahoney, a defense attorney representing Weaver, said Mahoney had no comment on the case.
Weaver did not have any previous felony charges nor convictions against him until the October arrest in St. Charles. He was picked up on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession of 2.5 grams or less by Elgin police Oct. 12, 2012, records show. That charge was dismissed as part of the felony guilty plea.