Marijuana Arrest in Crystal Lake

Just in case one thinks people won’t get arrested on marijuana violations, here is a recent one in Crystal Lake:


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Marijuana Arrest in Crystal Lake — 24 Comments

  1. How will the assorted imbeciles and jackalope’s at City Hall get their high now?

  2. What’s with the second charge?

    It is legal to purchase up to 30 grams of marijuana, so why wouldn’t you be able to possess between 10 and 30 grams?

  3. Correcting – that is a very good question, and I’m not sure the answer either.

    I’m trying to get some clarity elsewhere on why this would happen.

  4. Gee, it turns out Government is just as bad at legalizing weed, as they are at prohibiting it.

    Who would have thunk?

  5. I’m not sure if I’m reading violations right, 5 plants?

    Is it you to have a Med card to grow your own and this person didn’t have one?

  6. From the Sun Times story referenced above:

    Althoff recently started drawing retirement benefits totaling about $75,000 a year from the General Assembly’s pension plan, with the payouts augmented by her time working as a public school teacher and a municipal official in the city of McHenry, records show.

  7. If the weed came from an illegal source, possession is illegal.

    She committed the heinous crime of growing it for herself, rather than lining up with a bunch of other dopes to overpay connected companies and pay the state and local taxes.

    Why no tax evasion charges, too?

    At the end of the legalization debate, two issues remained: home grow and amnesty.

    Tax money won.

    Amnesty is great because it reduces drain on resources that he connected can redirect to themselves.

    No home grow is great, because instead of buying a few plant lights and growing it nearly for free, weedsters now line up to beg a few grams at ridiculous prices.

  8. Under 5 plants is a civil case and a max $200 fine.

    (720 ILCS 550/8) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 708)
    (a) Not more than 5 plants is guilty of a civil violation punishable by a minimum fine of $100 and a maximum fine of $200. The proceeds of the fine are payable to the clerk of the circuit court.

    This is theoretically less than a parking ticket at the court house.

  9. You’re right about people with medical cards being legally able to grow a few plants, nob.

    My guess is this person does not have a med card.

    It still doesn’t explain the second charge though.

    IF the person DOES have a med card, the first charge would also be illegitimate.

    It is critical that cops are trained and know what the law is to avoid costly lawsuits over false arrests.

  10. Assuming there are not court costs piled on top, which I suspect there would be.

  11. Wait, if it’s only a civil violation, not a criminal violation, for growing up to five plants, then why was this person arrested?

  12. **If the weed came from an illegal source, possession is illegal.**

    That’s not accurate.

    Statue does not allow for this.

    Police can’t arrest someone for possession based on source of the cannabis.

    There’s not even a legitimate way for them to know where it’s from.

  13. Step right up folks and for a thin quarter see the Kenneally of Erin Go Bahhhhhh.

    Yesiree folks The Wierd McHenry SA Hybid on exhibition.

    1/8th a wimpy man/autistic leprechaun
    1/8th mollusk,
    1/8th mynah,
    1/8th viper,
    1/8th skunk,
    1/8th eel,
    1/8th peacock; and
    1/8th leech.

    A real sad sight!
    1/8th

  14. 704)
    Sec. 4. Except as otherwise provided in the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act and the Industrial Hemp Act, it is unlawful for any person knowingly to possess cannabis.
    Any person who violates this Section with respect to:
    (a) not more than 10 grams of any substance containing cannabis is guilty of a civil law violation punishable by a minimum fine of $100 and a maximum fine of $200. The proceeds of the fine shall be payable to the clerk of the circuit court. Within 30 days after the deposit of the fine, the clerk shall distribute the proceeds of the fine as follows:
    (1) $10 of the fine to the circuit clerk and $10 of the fine to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation; the proceeds of each $10 fine distributed to the circuit clerk and each $10 fine distributed to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation for the violation shall be used to defer the cost of automatic expungements under paragraph (2.5) of subsection (a) of Section 5.2 of the Criminal Identification Act;
    (2) $15 to the county to fund drug addiction services;
    (3) $10 to the Office of the State’s Attorneys

    Appellate Prosecutor for use in training programs;
    (4) $10 to the State’s Attorney; and
    (5) any remainder of the fine to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation for the violation.
    With respect to funds designated for the Department of State Police, the moneys shall be remitted by the circuit court clerk to the Department of State Police within one month after receipt for deposit into the State Police Operations Assistance Fund. With respect to funds designated for the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Natural Resources shall deposit the moneys into the Conservation Police Operations Assistance Fund;
    (b) more than 10 grams but not more than 30 grams of any substance containing cannabis is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor;

  15. ** Except as otherwise provided in the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act**

    Now tell us what’s in the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.

  16. If you’re carrying weed in public it needs to be in the container(s) provided by a licensed dispensary.

  17. **If you’re carrying weed in public it needs to be in the container(s) provided by a licensed dispensary.**

    That’s not what the law says.

    The law actually says you cannot possess cannabis in public.

    And if you’re transporting it, it has to be in a sealed container, but it says nothing about it needing to be in the container provided by a dispensary.

  18. Al, I didn’t think possession in public was illegal.

    *Use* in public is definitely illegal.

    Feel free to post any relevant section of the law where it says that.

    No idea on the container requirements.

    I heard something about that when you’re in a car, but hadn’t heard anything about it being in public. What charge would they get you for if you possess cannabis and it’s in a cigarette box instead of a pill container?

    Is the cannabis suddenly illegal because of the container it’s in?

    This state is run by stupid people.

  19. So people who don’t have cars… ???

    They can’t walk from a dispensary to their house?

    They can’t walk from their private residence to another private residence with weed on them?

  20. If she had flushed it i’m sure there would have been no toilet tax either

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