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Batavia Police: Cannabis Tales with Juveniles, Adults

Batavia police reports, Sept. 18-28

FRIDAY, SEPT. 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 Police said Derek T. Schmitt, 30, of the 1000 block of Willow Lane, Batavia, acknowledged his license was revoked.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.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

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.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18

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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