Men on probation in drug crimes charged with pot possession

Two area men, including one who was placed on probation only a week ago for a narcotics-possession crime, have been charged with possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia on Naperville’s southwest side.

Michael A. Sutter and Daksh N. Relwani, both 20, were arrested about 9:53 p.m. Tuesday outside Sutter’s home on the 2200 block of Comstock Lane, in Naperville’s Stillwater neighborhood. Written Naperville police reports stated both were charged with possession of less than 2.5 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Further details about the alleged crimes were not immediately available, although police records indicated Sutter was also charged with failure to wear a seat belt.

Sutter on May 1 was sentenced to 44 days in Will County Jail in Joliet and placed on two years of probation, after pleading guilty to a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance in Bolingbrook, according to records on file in Will County Circuit Court.

Relwani, of Bolingbrook, appears to be in violation of the supervision he received last fall in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton, following his conviction on a charge of drug paraphernalia possession in Naperville, court records showed.

Sutter and two friends were riding in a blue, Cadillac CTS about 11:25 p.m. Feb. 6 near Royce and Weber roads. That was when a Bolingbrook police officer curbed the car because its headlights were out, Bolingbrook police Lt. Mike Rompa said.

The officer “detected a strong odor of burnt (marijuana) emanating from the vehicle,” Rompa wrote in an email. Police soon learned Sutter and the others had “just left a residence where they had smoked” marijuana, he said.

Rompa said the front seat passenger, a 19-year-old Naperville man, was charged with possessing 3.8 grams of marijuana. The driver, who was not identified in the email, was ticketed for a vehicular lighting violation.

Sutter, meanwhile, had been “ordered to keep his hands on the vehicle numerous times by the officers,” Rompa said. Sutter instead “began to walk away from the vehicle, claiming he was going home.”

After being charged with resisting or obstructing police, Sutter was taken to the police station for processing. Rompa said police a short time later found him to be in possession of “several yellow, rectangular pills (for) which he is not prescribed.”

The pills proved to be 3.1 grams of Alprazolam, which is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Police then charged Sutter with possession of a controlled substance, a felony.

Will County Judge Carla J. Alessio Policandriotes on May 1 convicted Sutter of that crime and sentenced him to jail. Court records indicated she also placed him on probation and ordered him to perform 30 hours of community service work.

Sutter also has been convicted of a May 2013 charge of driving under the influence in Naperville. A DuPage County judge in November placed him on 18 months of supervision and ordered him to perform 100 hours of public service work and enroll in the county’s DUI school, according to records.

Naperville police on Feb. 25, 2013 arrested Relwani and a Naperville man near Westglen and Applegate drives, southwest of 75th Street and Modaff Road in the west-central part of the city.

Relwani on Sept. 17, 2013 pleaded guilty in DuPage County Circuit Court to a misdemeanor charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. A judge that day placed him on a year of supervision and ordered him to perform 30 hours of community service work, records showed.

Both Sutter and Relwani are free on bond. Their arraignment dates are pending.