Police: One of 2 Carpentersville men arrested tried to eat cocaine

Two Carpentersville men face drug and weapons charges after police executed a search warrant, and police found one man trying to eat cocaine before his arrest, authorities said.

Lamelle T. Johnson, 51, and James M. Glover, 30, are being held at the Kane County jail on $750,000 bail, meaning each must post $75,000 to be released while the cases are pending.

They were arrested after police searched Johnson's house on the 1000 block of Chippewa Circle on Nov. 2, according to police and court records.

Carpentersville police said they found between 15 and 100 grams of cocaine that Johnson planned to deliver, 25 hydrocodone pills, a stolen Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun and ammunition.

Johnson, who does not have a Firearm Owners Identification card, also was trying to eat the cocaine when officers found him inside the house, authorities said. He refused to cooperate afterward, police said.

Officers also found Glover, who was on parole, at the house and in possession of a stolen Glock 17 handgun, authorities said.

Glover, of the 1200 block of Navajo Circle, is charged with possession of a firearm while on parole, which is a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison.

Johnson faces six felony charges, the most severe being armed violence and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, which carry a prison term of six to 30 years with no chance of probation. He also is charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon, obstruction of justice and misdemeanors for resisting arrest and possessing a firearm without a FOID card.

Both men are due in court Tuesday.

James M. Glover
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