Traffic Stops Lead to Drug Busts: Midlothian Police Blotter

Midlothian Police Reports, Aug. 30–Sept. 2.


Busted for Expired Tags

Mohammad Ali Eid, 24, of the 10600 block of S. Depot Street, Worth, was stopped for expired registration on his car. During the stop, Eid was unable to display a drivers license, but did have proof of insurance. While officers were speaking with Eid, they smelled the odor of cannabis, leading to a search of his car. In the car officers found a homemade pipe of tin foil and a glass pipe, both with burnt residue inside. Eid was issued a moving citation for unlawful possession of drug equipment, and a citation for expired registration.

FRIDAY, Aug. 31

If Only I'd Worn My Seat Belt, Pt. 1

Alex Sotelo, 23, of the 3900 block of S. Pulaski Road, was cited for possession of cannabis 30 grams or less. Sotelo was stopped while driving because he was not wearing his seat belt. During the stop officers smelled cannabis, leading to a search of the car. In the car officers found two plastic bags containing suspected cannabis, which tested positive and weighed 5 ounces. He was cited twice for possession of cannabis 30 grams or under and released from the scene.


If Only I'd Worn My Seat Belt, Pt. 2

Trevon L. Huddleston, 21, of the 10700 block of S. King Drive, Chicago and Jamaal L. Bentley, 21, of the 17700 block of S. Winston Drive, Country Club Hills, were both charged with possession of cannabis 30 grams or less following a police stop. Police stopped the pair because Bentley was not wearing a seat belt. While speaking with the pair in the car, officers smelled cannabis, which led to a search of the car. During the search, officers recovered a clear plastic bag containing 3 grams of cannabis.

Police also found 1 gram of cannabis on Huddleston, after patting him down. Bothwere cited for possession of cannabis, 30 grams or less and released. 

SUNDAY, Sept. 2

Why Yes, I Do Have a Crack Pipe

Richard E. Talis, 52, of the 15000 block of S. Lawndale Avenue, was cited for an ordinance violation and possession of drug equipment. Police stopped Talis due to a broken headlight and cracked windshield. While speaking with the driver officers asked if he had anything illegal, which he admitted to having a “crack pipe,” in the vehicle. Officers found the pipe in a cigarette box behind the driver's seat. He was cited and released from the scene.  

Police Blotter information is provided by the Midlothian Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

Bob Laird September 12, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Oak Forest just retired our police dog. I think we just found his replacement. These guys have better noses than he did!


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