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updated: 3/21/2014 12:51 PM

Probation, jail for Elgin man's 6.5-pound pot package

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  • German Reyes

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A 43-year-old Elgin man who was arrested in December 2013 on charges he had a 6.5-pound package of marijuana mailed to him from California pleaded guilty this week and was sentenced to 30 months probation, according to Kane County court records.

German Reyes, of the 400 block of Villa Street, also spent 105 days is jail, was fined $8,400 and could be resentenced to between four and 15 years in prison if he violates probation.

Kane County Judge John Barsanti accepted the guilty plea Thursday from Reyes, who had no previous criminal record in Kane County.

Reyes was arrested by members of the North Central Narcotics Task Force, a unit of the state police, after he accepted a package from California containing nearly 6.5 pounds of marijuana, a value of about $16,000, authorities said.

The task force also worked with the U.S. Postal Inspector's Office to make the arrest.

The plea agreement actually mandated a 180-day jail sentence, records show. Reyes was eligible to have it halved for good behavior and had already spent 105 days behind bars so he was released.

He was being held on $750,000 bail since his arrest.

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