Batavia Woman Arrested for Marijuana Possession in Geneva

The following information was supplied by the Geneva Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Two cases of driving under the influence were collected in Geneva police reports last week. One traffic stop led to charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

DUI, Cannabis Possession—Geneva police arrested Ashley Bellm, 27, of Batavia on charges of driving under the influence, possession of less than 2.5 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and improper lane usage around 12:21 a.m. Sept. 27 in the 2000 block of Kaneville Road, reports said. According to the complaint in the 16th Circuit Court, Bellm possessed a multicolored glass smoking pipe and about 2 grams of marijuana. She has a court date of Nov. 7 at the Kane County Judicial center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles. 

DUI, Driving While License Suspended—Geneva police arrested Janice Gearhart, 56, on charges of DUI, driving with a suspended or revoked license and illegal transportation of alcohol Sept. 21 in the 1100 block of East Side Drive, Geneva police reports said. Gearhart has a court date of Nov. 7 at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles.


Patch reports on law enforcement activity in Geneva, using information provided by official agencies. Persons charged with a crime, or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance, are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you or a family member are charged with a crime or cited for a violation, and the charge or citation is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify Geneva editor Rick Nagel at rickn@patch.com and we will do follow-up reporting on the case.

FlyingTooLow October 15, 2012 at 01:25 PM
I wish Ms. Bellm a speedy and complete exoneration of her marijuana charges. Our nation was founded upon freedom of the individual. Each of our citizens was guaranteed the right to the pursuit of happiness...so long as he brings no harm to his fellow citizens or their property. When did this change? I spent 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense. And I am as harmless as a Beagle puppy. I wrote about the escapades that brought about my 'extended vacation'...my book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank I would be honored by your review.


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