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Police Seize 15 Lbs. of Cannabis, Tri-Cities Man Charged

Sheriff's deputies arrested this 39-year-old and confiscated $15,000 in low-grade cannabis. Here are the details.

A local man faces felony drug charges after police descended upon his west-side home containing cannabis and cash.

Frank Brunke, 39, is charged with possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver and possession of cannabis, according to Kane County Sheriff’s Lt. Pat Gengler. He said both counts are felonies.

Gengler said detectives from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit executed a search warrant at about 7:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 7, at 216 Birch Ave., St Charles. Kane County sheriff’s officers and St. Charles police seized weed and money.

“We recovered about 15 pounds of low-grade cannabis worth about $15,000. We also seized about $1,600 in cash,” Gengler said Thursday afternoon.

Gengler characterized the arrest as an isolated incident and not part of a broader investigation.

Gengler would not discuss details about how investigators developed the information leading to the search warrant and arrest. Sheriff’s officers noted during the execution of the search warrant that a lot of neighbors gathered around the area to watch the search and arrest unfold.

“They were very happy we were there doing our job,” Gengler said. “Obviously they were aware something was going on and were concerned about it.

“Anytime you have people telling our officers thank you after something like that, you know they are glad it’s over,” he said.

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