DeKALB – A DeKalb man is facing drug charges after police say they uncovered bags of cocaine and more than 700 grams of marijuana, which is over 25 times the legal amount, during a recent drug bust.
According to DeKalb County court records, the man told police the drugs were his. People in Illinois can legally possess up to 30 grams of marijuana, 5 grams of concentrate and 500 milligrams of THS in edibles.
Kendall Rogers, 45, of the 800 block of Ridge Drive in DeKalb, is charged with unlawful possession of more than 1 gram but less than 15 grams of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of more than 500 grams of cannabis with intent to deliver.
If convicted of the most serious crime, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, Rogers could face up to 3 years in jail and fines up to $25,000.
According to court records, DeKalb police executed an authorized search warrant of Rogers’ home in the 800 block of Ridge Drive on Wednesday, Oct. 6. During the search, police found three individually packaged bags with a substance inside which field tested positive for probable presence of cocaine.
Officers also found 762 grams of what field tested positive for marijuana, including several bags packaged for sale. During the search, police officers also found multiple scales and several empty plastic bags.
During an interview, police said that Rogers told officers the marijuana and cocaine belonged to him.
Rogers appeared for a virtual circuit court bond hearing in front of DeKalb County Associate Judge Joseph Pedersen Thursday on the drug charges. During the hearing, Pedersen gave Rogers a $5,000 recognizance bond, which means he will be released from DeKalb County Jail on his signature.
Assistant State’s Attorney Brooks Locke asked the judge for bail to be set at $25,000. Rogers was represented during the bond hearing by public defender Thomas McCulloch.
Rogers is expected to appear for a status hearing on the charges Nov. 30 at 10:45 a.m.