Man guilty of possessing 12 pounds of pot
December 11, 2012 5:54PM
David A. Cappadora / photo from Kane County State's Attorney's office.
Updated: January 13, 2013 6:15AM
A Maple Park-area man faces up to 30 years in prison for having 12 pounds of pot in his home.
A Kane County jury Tuesday convicted David Cappadora, 37, 50W000 block of Old State Road, Maple Park, of felonies possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of marijuana, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office said.
On Sept. 16, 2011, Kane County sheriff’s deputies, acting on a tip, searched Cappadora’s home, which is about two miles north of Maple Park. Inside the house, deputies found about 12 pounds of marijuana, plus scales and materials used to package marijuana, prosecutors said. Deputy Ron Hain, who investigated the case, said the marijuana has a street value of $200,000 to $300,000.
Cappadora told deputies he sold or gave the marijuana to friends, prosecutors said. Cappadora faces six to 30 years in prison. He is to be in court Feb. 1.
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Channing Harkless, 25, 1100 block of Ogden Avenue, Aurora, was charged with drunken driving at 2:28 a.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of West Illinois Avenue, police said.
Kaily Deblock, 37, 0-99 block of Durango Road, Montgomery, was charged with driving under the influence at 1:22 a.m. Monday near Routes 34 and 71, the sheriff’s office said. Deblock was asleep in the left turn lane of Route 34 when deputies arrived, police said.
Amy Unger, 50, 3000 block of West Winchester Court, Aurora, was charged with drunken driving and improper lane use at 11:28 p.m. Saturday near Route 34 and Orchard Road, the sheriff’s office said.
About $1,149 in merchandise was stolen from a store in the 2700 block of Route 34 around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.
Denard Miller, 40, 100 block of Gregory Street, Aurora, was charged with driving under the influence, open container, failure to reduce speed and suspended driver’s license at 2 a.m. Sunday near Route 34 and Prairie Market, police said.
Oswego police announced Monday they had handed out 77 tickets during a special traffic enforcement detail Nov. 12-25. Police issued 68 tickets for no seat belt, one for an equipment violation, three for no valid driver’s license, three for revoked license, one alcohol related and one other ticket.