Geneva Police Break Up Reported Downtown Geneva Drug Deal; 18-Year-Old Arrested, Charged

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

An eyewitness report of a possible drug deal going down in a downtown Geneva parking lot led to the arrest of a Geneva 18-year-old on charges of delivering almost 54 grams of marijuana.

Geneva police arrested Thomas Sulek, 18, of Geneva on charges possession and delivery of cannabis in an amount greater than 30 grams and less than 500 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia around 4:53 p.m. July 19 in the parking lot of a business at 629 W. State St., Geneva police reports said.

Officers responded to the parking lot after a report from a witness that a possible drug sale was taking place. The witness described two vehicles, a black two-door sports coupe and a black Honda CRV, gave the license plate numbers and described one subject as a white male with a striped sleeveless shirt and black shorts.

According to reports, the subject later identified as Sulek saw the police car pulling into the lot and began to walk away from the vehicle. The officers subsequently confiscated a bag containing 53.9 grams of marijuana and an electronic scale.

While searching the interior of Sulek’s vehicle, officers found a black-and-white ceramic smoking pipe.

Sulek was taken to the Kane County Jail at 12:02 a.m. July 20, reports said. No court date was mentioned in the report.


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.

Elaine Lane July 28, 2012 at 10:02 PM
What??? Drugs in Geneva??? No way! (wink, wink)
JMZ August 02, 2012 at 03:23 PM
And thanks to the person who called it in instead of looking the other way! Bravo.
Taylor August 15, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Love you bro. <\3


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