C’ville man faces drug charge
July 21, 2012 8:54PM
Updated: August 23, 2012 10:39AM
Bond set high on drug charges: Herriberto Landa-Gomez, 23, of the 100 block of San Juan Road, Carpentersville, was charged with a Class X felony count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, as well as a felony count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license following his arrest Wednesday. According to police, Landa-Gomez was arrested with between 15 and 100 grams of cocaine in his possession. Bail was set at $750,000, and he was given a July 26 court date.
Pot charges: Kevin Miranda, 19, of the 300 block of East First Street, Carpentersville, was charged with a felony count of manufacture or delivery of cannabis. He is accused of possessing between 10 and 30 grams of pot. Bail was set at $20,000, and he was given a July 26 court date.
Felony retail theft: Corrie L. Townsend, 42, of the 1700 block of Mission Hills Drive, Elgin, was charged with felony retail theft. He is accused of taking $175 in DVDs and groceries Thursday from the Walmart on South Randall Road. He also has a previous robbery conviction, officials said, leading to the felony charge. Bail was set at $20,000; he was given a July 26 court date.
A patch of wild ‘weed’: McHenry County sheriff’s deputies seized 656 marijuana plants from a field near Marengo on Monday, Sheriff Keith Nygren announced Wednesday. He said deputies were called to the 20000 block of Anthony Road when the property’s owner discovered what was believed to be marijuana growing along the west side of a cornfield. A sheriff’s deputy, a K-9 unit and members of the department’s Intelligence Led Policing Unit went to the field. Deputies determined it was a wild cannabis grow and not the result of an organized cultivation, the sheriff said. Nygren estimated the marijuana seized would have been worth about $6,500 if it had been harvested and sold on the street. Nygren reminded the public to be aware of suspicious activity around cornfields and heavily wooded areas, especially those with ponds or creeks, from now through September. Typically, the summer months leading into fall are when outdoor cannabis-growing operations are tended and harvesting occurs. Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s department narcotics unit at 815-334-4760 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-762-STOP.
Drug charges: Ulrich Meyer, 17, of Belvidere, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia after his car was stopped for speeding at Route 72 and Prairieview Parkway at 4:15 a.m. on July 13, Hampshire police reported Friday.
Bullet holes: Four bullet holes were found in a metal shed, and one in a light fixture, in the 300 block of Mill Avenue on July 13, police reported Friday. They said the shots probably had come from the nearby Canadian Pacific Railroad right-of-way and may have been fired some time ago.