Thursday, September 07, 2017

North Center Pot Raid Nets 7 Pounds Of Weed, Cops Say

Paiz (L) and Ledbetter were arrested in the 1900 block of West Montrose, police said
A narcotics raid in North Center turned up nearly $36,000 worth of pot and liquid THC, four replica firearms, and $2,900 cash, prosecutors said. Two men who live in the apartment in the 1900 block of West Montrose have been charged.

Cops raided the apartment above a late-night pizza shop last Wednesday evening and arrested 22-year-old Jose Paiz as he bolted out the back door, according to a police report.

Once inside, a police narcotics dog gave positive hits in the kitchen counter, kitchen cabinets, living room, bedrooms, closets, and a bed, police said.

Officers say they recovered nearly six pounds of suspected cannabis and just under one pound of suspected THC oil in Paiz’s bedroom along with scales, vacuum sealing supplies, a replica firearm, an alleged narcotics sales ledger, and $1,667 cash.

In another bedroom, cops say they found just over a pound of suspect cannabis; two narcotics grinders; three replica firearms; and a bundle of $1,200 cash along, letters to a man named Graham Ledbetter, and a handwritten note that said, “GRAHAM, YOU A BITCH!”

Ledbetter, 24, was arrested when he arrived at the apartment to take control of his pit bull at Paiz’s request, police said. He’s charged with manufacture-delivery of 500-2000 grams of cannabis and possession of a drug paraphernalia. Ledbetter is free on bond.

Paiz is charged with manufacture-delivery of 2000-5000 grams of cannabis, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He's held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
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18 comments:

  1. Really?!?!? Let's waste our time and resources on marijuana related raids, When theres a serious opioid epidemic going on. State and local governments are still being ridiculous. Who cares about fuckin weed!!!

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    1. Waste our time? Who cares about weed? Do you think the 4 firearms were just collectibles by these guys??? Don't you think they would have used them to commit crimes? Thank you for arresting them CPD.

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    2. Cops do. Last year there were more weed busts than for all arrests for other crimes combined. Likely to continue till we get rid of confiscation laws. The cash cow of most
      PD's

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    3. Last year there were more weed busts than for all arrests for other crimes combined.
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      Hahahahaha! YOU must be high to believe that.

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    4. How about a 10 cent each tax on wrappers. Would probably generate more than the penny per ounce sweetened drink tax. Are you paying attention prickwinkel something else to tax.

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    5. Yes you must be high to think that lol, agreed. As far as the guns go, glad they are off the street, but these guys MOST LIKELY weren't stick up kids. They're hustle is the dope game. Guns we're just protection.

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    6. Exactly! You are ALLOWED to stink up our whole condo building with your weed and think you're covering it up with patchouli oil (that stinks even worse) while you complain about the cigarette smoker outside. Yes, you are soooooo cool!

      The most amusing thing I've seen lately is a roommate ad that read "420 friendly, no cigarettes though". Hilarious. Oh, I'm sure you've the the come-back of the century for this.

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    7. The guns were replicas, not real. Incapable of being fired.

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  2. Time to legalize weed in Illinois. Sell it at Walgreens next to cigarettes.
    Each year IL/Cook/Chicago collects about $1 Billion from Chicago cigarette smokers.
    Time to legalize and tax weed.

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    1. Your rational? As long as government can tax it, sell it ? "High" standards you have

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    2. legalize it! and stop raising the taxes on my booze and cigarettes

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  3. The old "take control of your pitbull ploy" Maxwell Smart

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  4. If anyone thinks weed in these quantities is a joke and is harmless I welcome you to cross these guys in the wrong way and see what happens, these aren't your average nice college kids trying to make their way thru school and honest living, the media wants you to believe in their frame set that cannabis is the miracle for the world ,but in reality drugs and cash and guns and violence and murder are all directly connected. That is the reality

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    1. I still don't understand why they can't come to grips that smoking weed causes lung cancer too. I knew a daily weed smoker that died at 45. Doctors said it was one of the rarest forms and the tumors are so small there is nothing they can do. Fortunately it was quick. His boyfriend was cleaning out his personal belongings a few months later, was wearing his coat, reached into the pocket and pulled out a blunt as a nice memorial.

      "Broadening my horizons", I dated one too. His mind was so fucked up from that stuff and he called you all in Lakeview "born with a silver spoon in your mouth" and "privileged". I guess that meant me too because I lived there at the time also and he wanted to live there too because he wanted to "crash" at my place for a few months on his way to Hollywood. I told him no and dumped him. Last I read he was in Denver after a short stint in New York City.

      Lest we forget the dude in Lakeview a few years ago that beat his girlfriend because she hid his weed (obviously she was sick of it too). CWB reported this. I thought that stuff keeps them all cool, calm and collected.

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  5. These guys will probably get the maximum sentence while murderers and rapists roam free.

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  6. Dope peddlers and I don't care if it was grass or heroin should be shot. They are destroying the youth of this once great city and nation. Prison is to good for them, shoot them and do the world a favor.

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  7. Cool man. I dated a "starving artist" in Lincoln Square/North Center/Ravenswood....whatever. If he could have held a job at Taco Bell for at least 28 hours/week and did his hobby on the side things could've worked out until.......

    ......his "friend" joined us for dinner. Next thing I know he's smoking something out of a bong the "friend" brought over. On top of the wine he usually drank, like me, his "friend" decides to leave him with me while he's puking and lying on the bathroom floor. Having had enough of the Chicago style gay scene, I left but sent a text message first that read "You were still breathing when I left. I locked the door when leaving too". Goodbye - forever!".

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    1. BTW, that "friend" adopted a son with his partner. I asked him how old he is and where he was tonight. He told me he was 18 and has no clue where he is right now. Toke up!

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