St. Charles man charged with possessing pot, marijuana-laced candy
By Matt Hanley firstname.lastname@example.org October 31, 2012 3:40PM
Updated: October 31, 2012 10:04PM
A St. Charles man is facing multiple felony charges after police found more than 4 pounds of marijuana and more than a pound of candy laced with the active ingredient in marijuana during a search of his apartment.
On Wednesday, the North Central Narcotics Task Force announced that officers had seized about $50,000 worth of marijuana and other controlled substances from the apartment of Clark Weaver, 20, of the 100 block of Walnut Street.
During a search of Weaver’s home on Oct. 24, police recovered 2,001 grams of marijuana and 500 grams of candy laced with THC, the hallucinatory chemical found in marijuana, police said. Officers also recovered 35 grams of THC oil, 30 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, less than half a gram of cocaine and various pieces of drug paraphernalia, police said.
Weaver was charged with felonies possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, marijuana possession and possession of a controlled substance, as well as misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
According to North Central Narcotics Task Force Master Sgt. Bill Backus, police believe that Weaver brought the marijuana and marijuana candy back from Colorado, where medical marijuana is legal.
Backus said there is no indication that Weaver ever intended to give the marijuana candy to children; it was simply another way to ingest the drug.
Edward Spitzer III, 20, who lived in the same apartment, was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.