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updated: 6/20/2014 2:32 PM

Chicago man gets 3 years in Naperville marijuana bust

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The second of two men charged in a 2012 drug bust at Naperville's downtown train station pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced, just days before his trial was scheduled to start.

Charles Scott, 44, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver more than 5,000 grams and was sentenced to three years in prison.

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Scott has been in DuPage County jail since his December 2012 arrest and already has served the required 50 percent of the sentence.

Prosecutors identified Scott as the driver of Jimmie Medcalf, 30, also of Chicago. Medcalf was caught with a duffle bag containing 7 pounds of "medical grade marijuana" as he stepped off an Amtrak train about 2:20 p.m. on Dec. 9, 2012. The marijuana was valued at $60,000.

Medcalf pleaded guilty to manufacture or delivery of marijuana in June 2013 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

According to court documents, Medcalf boarded the train headed for Naperville on Dec. 7, 2012, in Victorville, California. Court documents indicate that during his arrest in Naperville, Medcalf had a cellphone containing only Scott's number. He also implicated Scott in the plans to sell the marijuana.

Despite already serving the required sentence, Scott will be taken to the department of corrections where he likely will be processed and released within a few weeks.

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