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Probation, fine for Elgin man caught with 5 pounds of pot

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  • Gilberto Lemuz-Mora

    Gilberto Lemuz-Mora


A 38-year-old Elgin man was sentenced to two years of probation, 200 hours of community service and fined nearly $13,000 after pleading guilty Friday to felony marijuana possession charges, according to Kane County court records.

Gilberto Lemuz-Mora, of the 1200 block of Deepwoods Drive, could be resentenced to up to 15 years in prison if he violates probation,

He is next due in court Nov. 12 for a review of his community service hours before Judge Clint Hull, who accepted the plea agreement.

Lemuz-Mora pleaded guilty to felony possession of between 2.000 grams and 5,000 grams of marijuana, records show. Lemuz-Mora was arrested May 10, 2013, after police executed a search warrant at his business, Lemus Auto Repair, 338 S. McLean Boulevard, Elgin Police Cmdr. Dan O'Shea said.

O'Shea said police seized 2,291 grams, or more than five pounds, from the office area at the shop.

Lemuz-Mora actually left the repair shop shortly before police executed the warrant at 3:20 p.m. that day and he was pulled over a short distance away. He had $5,584 cash in his possession when arrested, O'She said.

O'Shea did not know the estimated street value of the marijuana.

Lemuz-Mora's defense attorney, Gary Johnson, could not immediately be reached for comment Friday.

According to court records, Lemuz-Mora did not have any previous criminal arrests in Kane County.

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