Police Blotter: Marijuana plants seized
November 28, 2012 8:38PM
Anthony S. James
Updated: December 30, 2012 3:39PM
SHOREWOOD — Police recovered four pounds of marijuana and 68 plants estimated at $200,000 after executing a search warrant Tuesday morning.
Bond was set at $50,000 in Will County Court on Wednesday afternoon for Anthony S. James, 42, 815 Richards Drive, on charges of production of marijuana, manufacturing and delivery of marijuana and manufacturing and delivery of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school.
Sgt. Jason Barten said Shorewood police, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Plainfield police arrested James in his home after recovering the marijuana and plants from the home’s basement.
This drug investigation lasted a few weeks, Barten said, noting that police moved quickly given the home’s proximity to two grade schools.
Before this arrest, James only had a minor criminal history, Barten said.
James is due in court again Dec. 19.
In other police news:
Michael V. Shilney: 26, of 3827 Jonathan Simpson in Joliet, was charged with manufacture/delivery of marijuana Tuesday after being arrested by the Will County Cooperative Police Assistance Team.
Anthony S. James: 42, of 815 Richards in Shorewood, was charged Tuesday with producing marijuana plants and manufacture/delivery of marijuana in Shorewood.