Police Blotter: Violations of Cannabis Control Act and Disorderly Conduct Charges

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

Here's a roundup of controlled substance violations and disorderly conduct citations collected from the . 

Violation of Controlled Substance Act—Geneva police arrested John Griffin, 53, of Geneva on charges of violation of the Controlled Substance Cct and cited him for public intoxication around 2:30 a.m. June 14 on a sidewalk in the 600 block of East State Street, reports said. Police observed Griffin “staggering from side to side” walking east on the sidewalk in the 400 block of East State Street at around 2:18 a.m., reports said. Police also observed several items falling out of his pocket. When they stopped him, they found a folded-up $1 bill on the ground, then found a small plastic bag containing an unspecified substance near the rear tire of the squad car. 

Violaiton of Cannabis Control Act—Geneva police arrested Colton Harris, 22, of Geneva on charges of possession of cannabis at around 1:46 a.m. June 22 on a public sidewalk, reports said. According to the complaint with the 16th Circuit Court, Harris had about 1.5 grams of marijuana in his possession. Harris has a court date of July 17 at the Kane County Branch Court, 530 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. 

Disorderly Conduct—Geneva police cited Kevin Gancarz, 19, of Sugar Grove for disorderly conduct between 6:50 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. June 18 in the 700 block of Anderson Boulevard, reports said. The citation carries of fine of $50 if paid before its due date.

Disorderly Conduct—Geneva police cited Frank DeMichel, 37, of Geneva for disorderly conduct at around 9:41 p.m. June 16 in the driveway of a residence in the 100 block of Nebraska Street, reports said. The citation carries a fine of $50 if paid before the due date.


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.

Bob Loblaw July 03, 2012 at 02:30 PM
So you can't drive drunk, and you can't do the responsible thing and walk down the sidewalk intoxicated at 2:30 am on a Thursday morning (the horror!)...and if you can't ID the substance, how are you automatically in violation of the CSA?


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