Reefer Madness: Homewood Police Blotter
Homewood Police dealt with three cases involving marijuana possession over the past week.
THURSDAY, JULY 19
Marijuana Possession, Resisting Arrest
Geoff Thomas, 18, 19013 Center Avenue, Homewood, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting a peace officer. Police investigating three males in a parked car near Thomas’s home at 10:36 p.m., smelled marijuana and spotted a grinder and a glass pipe on the lap of one of the passengers, and a bottle of tequila in the vehicle. Thomas resisted arrest by tensing up and pulling away so police wrestled him to the ground then handcuffed him, according to the police report. The driver of the vehicle was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
Leonard Hussian, 25, 813 Bowling Green Drive, Homewood, was charged with possession of cannabis at 7:30 p.m. Hussian dropped two items in a trash can at Apollo Park, 1050 W. 191stStreet and then walked away, ignoring police commands for him to stop. Police recovered a can of beer and 8.5 grams of marijuana from the trash can and later learned Hussian was wanted on a Cook County Sheriff’s Police warrant issued June 29 for failure to appear on a DUI charge.
Marijuana and Traffic Charges
Larita Johnson, 20, 12514 Fairview Avenue, Blue Island, was charged with possession of cannabis after police stopped the vehicle she was driving near 178th Street and Kedzie Avenue for having only one working headlight. During the stop at 1:11 a.m., police learned Johnson’s driver’s license was suspended. Prior to towing her vehicle, officers found 2 grams of marijuana and a rolled joint in the center console armrest. Johnson was also charged with driving with only one working headlight and driving while license suspended.
Wendell Turner, 21, 1546 Sun Ridge Drive, Bradley, was charged with felony forgery after he tried to deposit a fake check into an account at TCF Bank, 3153 W. 183rd Street at 10:02 a.m. Bank employees learned the check and account were phony through an online system of Bank of America, the company that supposedly issued the check. Turner was reportedly taken to the 6thDistrict Municipal Courthouse in Markham to await a bond hearing.
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