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Thrown cigarette butt leads to drug charges

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By Daily Herald Report

A passenger who threw a lit cigarette butt from a vehicle -- an action now illegal in Illinois -- resulted in multiple drug charges against the driver in Lake Villa, police said.

Police stopped a Nissan Altima at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday near Route 83 and Grass Lake Road after seeing the cigarette thrown from the car, police said.

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Within the car, they found a .25-caliber semi automatic handgun, 12 baggies of cannabis, three baggies of cocaine, 24 Oxycodone pills, 40 Trazadone pills and nine Adderall pills, police said.

The driver, Jacob Fox, 18, of Deerfield, was charged with possession of a handgun without a state firearms owners card; unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful possession of cocaine, unlawful possession of Oxycodone and unlawful possession of Adderall.

The passenger was issued a citation for depositing liter on a highway from a vehicle.

Fox was taken to Lake County jail.

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