Burr Ridge man faces drug, weapons, cannabis-growing charges

  • Eric D. Peterson

    Eric D. Peterson

Updated 4/13/2021 5:55 PM

A Burr Ridge man has been charged with possession of at least 2 kilos of marijuana, plus possession of at least 20 plants.

Acting on a tip from another agency, deputies searched a home on the 10S200 block of Skyline Drive at 6 a.m. Friday, according to a news release from the DuPage County sheriff's office.


Eric D. Peterson, 42, of the same address, is charged with manufacture or delivery of cannabis of more than 2,000 but less than 5,000 grams; possession of more than 2,000 but less than 5,000 grams of cannabis; and producing or possessing more than 20 but fewer than 50 cannabis plants. All are felonies.

He also faces two misdemeanor counts of possession of a firearm without a valid Firearm Owner's Identification card and one misdemeanor count of possessing ammunition without a valid FOID card.

Peterson turned himself in Monday evening and was released on a $5,000 bond.

Additional charges are expected, according to the news release.

"I would like to highlight the skill and professionalism of our deputies to make this arrest and shut this illegal operation down with no use of force, despite the suspect having several weapons," Sheriff James Mendrick said. "These well-trained and highly skilled deputies took several drugs and weapons off the street and are to be commended."

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