Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Elgin, Illinois (SafeCITY) - Jose S. Barrera, a 21-year-old Elgin man was jailed after he allegedly smoked marijuana in a McDonald's drive-thru - but somehow missed the fact that a police officer was sitting in a vehicle directly behind him

According to Elgin police, an officer was at a McDonald's drive-thru at about 12:30 a.m. waiting for his order when he reportedly smelled what he believed to be the scent of burning marijuana. He saw smoke coming from the car in front of him, and discovered that the passenger was smoking marijuana and blowing the smoke out the window.

Investigators say additional cannabis was also found in the vehicle. Officers confiscated a total of 1.4 grams.

Barrera was booked into jail and charged with possession of marijuana. He was released after posting $120 bond. He is due to appear in court on July 22nd.

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