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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

Marijuana Possession

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.

Check Forgery

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.

Police report information is provided by the Homewood Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

Joeblow gotti October 08, 2012 at 08:47 AM
He was clearly faded, police protect and serve, they protected the communtity by preventing a grown man from feeling a sertain way, which has a record of killing alot of people! (sarcasm) its only safe when you have medical issue's like head ach's and pains and you get it from hospitls... (in other words, the government or "the white man" get that drug money), if you dont you are going to jail, and the "man" will still get his money out of the deal..through that fat ticket you will recieve. its all about that mon
Joeblow gotti October 08, 2012 at 09:11 AM
cops arent stupid they know who be havin the weed, ive ran into a couple that searched my car for no reason they claim they smelled weed but thats only because they really did, but the thing is, sometimes after i tell the police my name and show i.d i wouldent speak with them until i had a lawyer, i want to change the world since cops exersize their rights to search lets ask them alot of questions, just because you can
John D Hatton November 29, 2012 at 05:17 AM
You are completely right. Lala is just ignorant and sheltered. The black market for marijuana is the main reason for alot of crimes. Legalize it and tax it! Drug dealers don,t want to legalize pot, I wonder why?
lala November 29, 2012 at 01:38 PM
John - just because I stated a fact I am ignorant and sheltered? Name calling?
Andrew Keister March 10, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Lala, it's a plant. A harmless plant. I guarantee you have never tried it. For everyone else who wants to do something about legalization, sign my petition. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/legalize-marijuana-recreational-usage/PBSwY4b0 We need 100,000 in 30 days. The government will have but no choice to acknowledge our rights

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