Man, 75, again faces drug charges
By Brian Stanley email@example.com March 7, 2013 3:55PM
Roy J. Roden
Updated: April 9, 2013 11:44AM
LOCKPORT — For the second time in four years, a 75-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly dealing drugs from his home.
Will County Gang Suppression deputies arrested Roy J. Roden after receiving a search warrant Wednesday night for his residence at 607 Table St., according to reports.
Spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said police received a tip about drug sales at the house a month ago and started an investigation.
During the search, police reportedly found three foil packages of heroin, a digital scale and $628.
Roden was booked into the county jail on charges of delivery of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
If convicted, Roden faces between three to seven years in prison.
Judge Roger Rickman set Roden’s bond at $100,000 Thursday.
Roden appeared to be hard of hearing when speaking with Rickman and his public defender. Two of Roden’s stepchildren attended the hearing but would only say they were in “disbelief” at his arrest.
On April 7, 2009, sheriff’s police searched Roden’s house on Bruce Court and found cocaine in his room and Pontiac Grand Am. Police also seized 19 rifles, shotguns and handguns during the search.
Roden served three years of probation for that conviction.