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Lombard Man Arrested in Elmhurst for Delivery of More Than 83 Grams of Cannabis

William McCaleb was taken to DuPage County Jail, and bond was set at $8,000.

An ongoing investigation led Elmhurst police to the arrest of a Lombard man on Wednesday for delivery of more than 83 grams of cannabis.

Police said William McCaleb, 30, 912 E. St. Charles Road Apt. 1, was taken into custody while delivering 83.5 grams of cannabis at an apartment complex at St. Charles Road and West Avenue in Elmhurst at 4:52 p.m. Wednesday. A search of his residence turned up an additional 17.9 grams of cannabis and a drug scale, police said. They also seized $60 and a 2000 Ford Explorer for possible forfeiture.

McCaleb was charged with two counts of delivery of cannabis and taken to DuPage County Jail. Bond was set at $8,000, according to the DuPage Sheriff's website.

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Doremus Jessup November 29, 2012 at 06:50 PM
83 grams sounds so much worse than 2.93 ounces. They were right in the eighties the metric system is fun.
Vincent Russell November 29, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Don't be so melodramatic Elmhurst PD, it is only 2.9 ounces. 60 bucks? Come on. Plus, way to take away the guy's rehabilitation opportunity to work by seizing his car. The location by the way, is where our lovely Elmhurst College students reside. Let them kids smoke some weed and listen to Bob Marley. Killjoys!
Jim Court November 30, 2012 at 01:07 AM
The Drug war is an absolute failure.
Stewart Levine November 30, 2012 at 12:07 PM
I agree Jim, I think most citizens agree about that fact, yet this brutalization by the police is simply a thirst for legalized theft, and pillage of others property. Hopefully one day Illinois will get out of this era of demonizing an herb that the US Government has held a patent on since 1942 showing it is a neuro-antioxidant, and that taxing it so it could be purchased at Walgreens would be a much smarter thing to do rather than the later. If I were a juror I would without a doubt regardless of the evidence declare this man not guilty, and innocent. The drug laws in this country are a blatant violation of the US Constitution. The US Constitution was actually written on HEMP. Believe it or not. We need citizens to unite a petition to reverse the draconian laws in this state to serve the people, rather than brutalize them.
Sam November 30, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Actually, the US Constitution was written on Parchment, http://www.archives.gov/preservation/formats/paper-vellum.html
Jim Court November 30, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Stewart, Well said.
Cronan November 30, 2012 at 02:42 PM
It was rumored to be drafted on Dutch hemp paper...but here are some fun FACTS: “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country.” – Thomas Jefferson http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2012/06/07/hemp-history-week-a-tenthers-view/
Ronn Harris November 30, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Students will start leaving Elmhurst College for schools in Colorado, Oregon, Michigan, etc. I posted several weeks ago about the evil of arresting printing an 18 year old's name for possession of cigarette papers as "paraphanelia" so that when his name is searched 20-30 years from now, that will be shown to prospective employers, etc. And who writes laws that allows our Police to Grand Theft Auto? I hope our new Police Chief has common sense and compassion...
lovemyfamily December 01, 2012 at 02:52 AM
he will serve a jail sentence of 4-10 years. and he wasnt driving the car it didnt belong to him. the driver wasnt charged with anything, yet they still took it. pathetic.
Lawrence Gunther December 03, 2012 at 08:57 AM
$60!!???

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