Man runs stop sign, police find 450 pounds of pot
December 29, 2006 (WLS) -- A man who blew a stop sign on the city's Northwest Side was arrested after police found more than 450 pounds of marijuana in his pickup truck and home.
Jeffrey Populorum, 46, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado in the 4500-block of West George Street when he drove through a stop sign, police said. Officers pulled him over. When they approached the truck, they said they could smell marijuana. They also reportedly spotted a partially smoked hand-rolled cigarette.
A search of the vehicle turned up several duffel bags containing 92 pounds of marijuana. Police found an additional 375 pounds of marijuana and a suspected 1.5 pounds of peyote at Populorum's home in the 2900-block of North Kolmar.
Populorum was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign (traffic violation); possession of more than 5000 grams of cannabis (felony); manufacturing/delivery of cannabis more than 5000 grams (felony); and possession of controlled substance manufacturing/delivery more than 200 grams of peyote (felony).
Populorum is scheduled to appear at Branch 50, 5555 West Grand Ave. on January 24, 2007.
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