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Riverside traffic stop ends in Stickney man's arrest

Published: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 2:24 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 4:46 p.m. CDT

RIVERSIDE — A 20-year-old Stickney man was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to distribute following a traffic stop at 4 p.m. Feb. 16 in the 3300 block of Harlem Avenue in Riverside, police said.

Jacob K. Cherry, 20, of Stickney also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cherry, originally pulled over for not wearing a seat belt, admitted to the officer that he was in possession of marijuana and the investigation discovered 13 small individually packaged bags that contained a substance that field-tested positive for marijuana, police said. A passenger that was in the vehicle had no connection to the illegal drugs and was released without charge.

During a search of the vehicle, drug paraphernalia was located. Scales, baggies and other items also were found in relation to the possible distribution of drugs, police said, as well as other suspected illegal drugs. Field testing at the scene could not positively identify the additional substances.

Additional felony charges may be pursued depending on the results from a state crime lab.

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