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updated: 5/19/2014 5:53 PM

North Aurora man guilty of possessing nearly 2 pounds of pot

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  • Krisada M. Cheung

    Krisada M. Cheung


A 20-year-old North Aurora man pleaded guilty to felony drug charges from a July 2012 arrest on his way to sell a half pound of marijuana to undercover officers, a according to authorities and court records.

Krisada M. Cheung, of the 200 block of North Lincolnway Avenue, faces anywhere from probation to seven years in prison when sentenced July 30 by Kane County Judge Susan Clancy Boles.

Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Bill Backus said Cheung was arrested at 5:02 p.m. July 27, 2012, at Indian Trail Road and North Highland Avenue in Aurora on his way to meet an undercover officer from the North Central Narcotics Task Force, which is division of the state police.

"He had previously delivered cannabis to undercover officers three times before his arrest," Backus said. "He was en route to meet the undercover officer when he was arrested."

Authorities found 245 grams, or about one-half pound, of marijuana in Cheung's vehicle and later searched his residence, seizing another 579 grams of marijuana, Backus said. The total weight of the marijuana was about 1.8 pounds.

Police also found 86 grams of synthetic marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms, digital scales, packaging material and about $2,200 cash, Backus said.

The street value of the marijuana was estimated at $3,000 by Backus.

In the plea agreement, which was approved Thursday by Boles, prosecutors dismissed the less severe charges for the synthetic marijuana and mushrooms, according to court records and Kane County Assistant State's Attorney Mark Stadojhar.

Cheung entered a cold plea in which a defendant does not have an agreed upon sentence with prosecutors before admitting guilt and instead leaves it in the hands of a judge.

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