Batavia Police: Cannabis Tales with Juveniles, Adults

Batavia police reports, Sept. 18-28


Traffic Stop Discovery I

An officer noticed a strong odor of fresh cannabis during a traffic stop at 5:19 p.m. on the 400 block of North Kirk Road, according to reports. Police said Derek T. Schmitt, 30, of the 1000 block of Willow Lane, Batavia, acknowledged his license was revoked. During a vehicle search, the officer found the following items:

  • A "leafy substance," which later tested positive for cannabis
  • Some pills, later identified as a Schedule III controlled substance
  • Drug paraphernalia, including a "one-hitter pipe"

Police said Schmitt was charged with unlawful possession of the three items listed above, as well as the following:

  • Improper use of registration
  • Operating a vehicle with expired registration
  • Driving while license revoked
  • Operating an uninsured vehicle

Schmitt was transported to the Kane County Jail for morning bond call. A plea setting is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 4, according to court records.


Kids With Grams I

A juvenile was charged at 1:26 p.m. with possession of cannabis—less than 2.5 grams—and possession of drug paraphernalia at Batavia High School, 1201 Main St. Further information was not available on this incident.


Traffic Stop Discovery II

A 25-year-old Chicago man is headed to court after a traffic stop on Batavia's east side. Serome D. Barrow, of the 7600 block of South Clyde Avenue, was issued a state citation related to driving while license suspended, police said. The stop was made at 11:50 a.m. at South Kirk Road and Chillem Drive. A complaint was also issued for possession of cannabis, 2.5 grams or less, according to police. Barrow posted $150 bond and has a court date of Oct. 2.

Kids With Grams II

An officer spoke to three juveniles at 7:57 p.m. in connection to possession of cannabis—less than 31 grams—at a restaurant in downtown Batavia. All three juveniles were released to their parents.

Police Blotter information is provided by the Batavia Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify charles.menchaca@patch.com. We will verify and report the outcome.

Jillian Galloway October 01, 2012 at 01:52 PM
American taxpayers are being forced to pay $40 Billion a year for a prohibition that causes 10,000 brutal murders & 800,000 needless arrests each year, but which doesn't even stop CHILDREN getting marijuana. After seventy-five years of prohibition, it's obvious that the federal marijuana prohibition causes FAR more harm than good and must END! Drug Dealers Don't Card, Supermarkets Do.


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