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Stupid Case File for November 28, 2006

911? Somebody's been messin' with my pot!

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OAK PARK -- Marijuana users seldom call police to check whether their drugs contains added chemicals, but one Oak Park woman did exactly that, police said.

The woman, who lives in the 21000 block of Beverly, initially called police to report a suspicious circumstance at her house, police said.

"When our officers got to the house she told them she believed the marijuana she had been smoking was laced with something other than marijuana," said Oak Park Public Safety Lt. Mike Pousak.

The woman, 38, told police Thursday she had gotten the marijuana from her boyfriend. The boyfriend was not at the house at the time when police arrived about 9 p.m., Pousak said.

Officers also spoke to the woman's daughter.

"The daughter told them her mother had been acting erratic for the last couple of weeks," Pousak said.

The woman apparently began to believe that there were demons in the house, he added.

Police then asked the woman if she had any of the marijuana left. She gave it to them and was issued a ticket for misdemeanor possession of marijuana, Pousak said. The woman turned over less than a gram of the suspected marijuana to police. A preliminary field test resulted in a positive reading for marijuana, Pousak said. The substance will be sent to the state police lab for further testing.

The woman was taken to an area hospital to be checked out, Pousak said.

Police would not release the woman's name, but said she will have to appear in Oak Park 45B District Court at 1 p.m. Dec. 6 for a hearing on the ticket for marijuana possession. The misdemeanor charge carries a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail and a $500 fine.

Asked if it is a good idea for illegal drug users to ask police to check out the purity of their prohibited products, Pousak said, "Not unless they want to be (criminally) charged."


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