Two Waukeganites accused dealing pot
news-sun staff report December 23, 2012 12:00PM
Jonathan Garcia, 19, of 2217 Mohican Road in Waukegan is charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver and possession of a defaced firearm. | Special to Sun-Times Media
Updated: February 26, 2013 2:39AM
WAUKEGAN — Gang intelligence officers in Waukegan arrested two 19-year-olds and seized marijuana, a gun, cash and drug paraphernalia.
On Dec. 20, Gang Intelligence Unit officers executed a search warrant at 2217 Mohican Road, targeting Jonathan Garcia, 19. Police found 710 grams of marijuana, just over 25 ounces, a loaded .25-caliber semi-automatic handgun, almost $3,000 in cash and multiple drug paraphernalia items.
Garcia was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver and possession of a defaced firearm. Garcia was interviewed by GIU detectives and gave a full statement to police and he was being held on $5,000 bond. He is currently on court supervision for a previous marijuana arrest.
Also arrested was Pedro Carrillo, 19, who resides at the home. Carrillo allowed Garcia to sell marijuana out of the house while Carrillo’s mom is out of state for the winter, authorities said. He was charged with possession of marijuana and released on a signature bond. Carrillo also gave a statement about his involvement in the crime.
“Marijuana dealers are dangerous because it is more than likely that they are selling ‘weed’ to kids,” said Police Chief Daniel Greathouse. “Even if this drug is eventually legalized, 710 grams is by no means an amount that one person could smoke on his own.
“We will check the handgun recovered against all open shooting cases,” he said, adding the cash seized would be used to reward confidential informants for their efforts.