Man admits trying to sell marijuana while on home monitoring on other drug charges
A 20-year-old St. Charles man who had three pending marijuana cases and was on home monitoring when he was arrested in mid-May and charged with having narcotics delivered to his home has pleaded guilty in separate cases.
Braham M. Thomas, of the 1300 block of South Fourth Street, pleaded guilty this week to felony charges stemming from arrests in January and May, records show.
Members of the North Central Narcotics Task Force searched Thomas' residence in mid-May, seizing 524 grams of cannabis wax and 14 grams of marijuana edibles that were delivered to his home via U.S. Mail. Police also seized a scale and packaging materials, authorities said.
Thomas pleaded guilty to an amended charge of possession of a controlled substance of fewer than 500 grams because the drugs weighed less than that after being analyzed by a lab, records show.
At the time of his arrest in May, Thomas was on electronic home monitoring from a January felony case. Prosecutors also noted Thomas had pending felony marijuana cases against him from arrests in November 2015 and January 2016, and required Thomas to prove that if he posted $20,000 of his $200,000 bail, it came from legal sources.
"The allegations involve the defendant using the United States Postal Service to have cannabis shipped to his residence from source states such as Colorado and Oregon. The people further believe that this cannabis is then further distributed into the Kane County community by the defendant," prosecutors wrote in a court motion.
Thomas also pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a felony from his January 2017 arrest, according to court records.
Thomas entered a "cold" plea in which a defendant admits guilt but doesn't have an agreed upon sentence and leaves the punishment up to a judge.
Judge John Barsanti will sentence Thomas Nov. 20. He faces a sentence ranging from probation to up to 12 years in prison.
A message left with Thomas attorney Tim Mahoney was not returned.