A man selling Fourth of July memorabilia at Oak Lawn’s Richards Fireworks Show allegedly without a permit gave different names to police, who discovered a bag labeled “Scooby Snax” containing illegal snacks resulting in an arrest and perhaps a return to prison for the accused.
Ephraim allegedly identified himself as “Sonny Ephraim” and provided two different birth dates. A check in the system by the detectives led them to believe that the individual was in fact Christopher Ephraim, who perhaps needs a better alias.
Christopher Ephraim, may have used the name “Sonny” because he is on parole for a burglary conviction. Christopher Ephraim was taken into custody for obstructing identification and was then searched.
It was during the search that the detective allegedly recovered a plastic bag labeled “Scooby Snax”. In the 1970’s the Scooby Doo television show featured Scooby Doo, a dog that talked and ate dog biscuits known as “Scooby Snacks or at times “Scooby Snax”.
Scooby Snacks are now the name recognized for marijuana brownies according to sources familiar with both illegal substances and dogs that like snacks.
Detectives in this case did not find dog biscuits and instead found that Ephraim allegedly possessed a green leafy substance that the police believed was “synthetic cannabinoid”, which is a controlled substance.
Like Scooby Doo in the show, Ephraim apparently was worried about his arrest allegedly asking the officers for a break and claiming he smoked the last “blunt” and there was nothing left in the bag. Nothing in the report indicates that Ephraim said “Ruh Roh”.
According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Ephrain was originally convicted of residential burglary and began serving a four year prison sentence in Vienna Correctional Center in April of 2015. He was released on parole September 5, 2015. His sentence was to be discharged September 5, 2017. He was on parole at the time of the arrest in Oak Lawn. He appeared in bond court and may now be charged with a violation of parole, which would probably send him back to prison.
The popular cartoon always managed to ask the question, “Scooby Doo, where are you?” This Scooby Doo will probably be easy to find for the foreseeable future.