Man nabbed with $24,000 worth of pot headed to prison
BY BILL BIRD email@example.com March 15, 2013 9:32PM
Updated: April 21, 2013 6:12AM
A man arrested last fall by Naperville police with a suitcase containing $24,000 worth of marijuana has been sentenced to four years in prison in that case.
Isaiah J. Moore, 23, of Racine, Wis., was found guilty in DuPage County Circuit Court of a felony charge of the manufacture or delivery of more than 2,000 but not more than 5,000 grams of marijuana.
Judge Daniel P. Guerin on Thursday convicted Moore of that crime and sentenced him to prison, said Paul Darrah, spokesman for State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin. Guerin also ordered Moore to serve two years of mandatory supervised release following completion of his prison term, Darrah said.
Members of the Naperville Police Department’s Special Operations Group arrested Moore about 2:35 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Metra Railway commuter train depot at 105 E. Fourth Ave., north of the city’s downtown.
Police Sgt. Lou Cammiso said investigators “got a tip that Moore was coming into town from California with cannabis” via train. “Moore was stopped and had a suitcase in his possession,” Cammiso said in an e-mail.
Detectives, upon opening the suitcase, found “six packages of cannabis weighing a total of 2,360 grams,” or approximately five pounds, Cammiso said. The street sale value of the marijuana was “approximately $24,000,” he said.
Because Moore lives in Wisconsin, the marijuana “was most likely headed out of town,” rather than being bound for Naperville or elsewhere in the Chicago area, Cammiso said. He added Moore offered no resistance while being taken into police custody.
Moore has been held at DuPage County Jail in Wheaton on $100,000 bail since being arrested. An examination of court documents indicated he had no prior record in DuPage, Will or Kane counties.