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updated: 5/20/2014 5:44 PM

Police: Elgin man caught with 2 pounds of marijuana

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  • Christian A. Rodriguez

    Christian A. Rodriguez


A 21-year-old Elgin man was arrested Monday on charges he possessed more than 2 pounds of marijuana, according to authorities and court records.

Christian A. Rodriguez was arrested at his residence by members of the North Central Narcotics Task Force, a unit of the state police.

"It was a search warrant executed at (Rodriguez's) residence in the 400 block of Hendee," said Illinois State Police Master Sgt. and Task Force Director Bill Backus. "It's been a two-month investigation I would say at this stage."

Backus said authorities seized 1,068 grams of marijuana, equivalent to about 2.3 pounds, along with $2,800 cash and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia.

Backus said the marijuana has an estimated street value of $3,000.

According to Kane County court records, Rodriguez was charged with felony burglary in September 2011 in Elgin. He pleaded guilty three months later and was sentenced to two years probation and 60 hours of community service.

Rodriguez was arrested in Elgin in January 2013 on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia to which he pleaded guilty and was given conditional discharge -- a form of probation -- and ordered to complete 25 hours of community service.

A violation of probation hearing, in which prosecutors could argue Rodriguez be resentenced to prison, is scheduled June 5, records show.

Rodriguez was being held at the Kane County jail on $60,000 bail.

He is next due in court May 28 and faces anywhere from probation to seven years in prison if convicted.

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