Felony cannabis charge vs. driver in parked car
February 26, 2013 5:14PM
Updated: March 28, 2013 6:33AM
Marijuana charges: Damon C. Parham, 19, of the 1000 block of Byron Lane, Elgin, was charged with a Class 4 felony count of manufacture or delivery of cannabis and a misdemeanor count of possession of cannabis stemming from an arrest early Tuesday. According to police, officers were called at 12:54 a.m. regarding a suspicious vehicle parked on Byron Lane. The officer said he could smell cannabis coming from the parked Dodge Neon and that Parham, the driver, admitted to having marijuana, plastic bags, a digital scale and a metal grinder in the vehicle. Police said they confiscated 25 grams of marijuana. Bail was set at $15,000, and he was assigned a March 20 court date.
Triple crash on 31: Two people were injured and traffic was blocked periodically after a three-car crash on Route 31 at Boncosky Road during Tuesday’s snowstorm. Police Officer Jim Breon said one car slid on slick pavement at about 12:30 p.m., crashed into the rear of a car that had stopped and spun that vehicle into a third one. Breon said two people were taken to a hospital but their injuries appeared to be minor.
Another crash on Big Timber: For the second time in five days, someone was injured in a single-vehicle crash about 3:20 p.m. along Big Timber Road east of Hampshire High School. Deputy Chief Trevor Herrmann of the Hampshire Fire Protection District said that at 3:20 Monday, a car crashed at Big Timber and Route 20. He said one person was taken to Sherman Hospital with injuries not deemed to be life-threatening. Last Thursday, two people sustained non-life-threatening injuries when a car hit a pole at about 3:20 p.m. at Big Timber and Brier Hill Road.