Saturday, September 22, 2012
Algonquin Resident Charged With Marijuana Growing In DuPage
It all started more than a week ago when a DuPage County Forest Preserve District police officer looking for illegal deer stands stumbled across a thee-plot grow operation in Pratt’s Wayne Woods. Police staked it out and Thursday arrested Villas-Rodriguez after they said they watched him pruning the pot plants. Other police searching nearby said they found processed marijuana in containers and sheds on non-Forest Preserve property, too.
Authorities estimated the street value of the unharvested marijuana at $1.4 million, the processed stuff at roughly $45,000.
In the pic: Marcelino Villa-Rodriguez