A police officer patrolling in an alley east of Cicero Avenue resulted in an ordinance violation for a man who was cooking up trouble.
The man was allegedly standing behind Arby’s Restaurant at 11017 S. Cicero Avenue. When the squad car approached, the man, later identified as Lontrell Mace, allegedly threw something on the ground and began walking away. The officer exited the squad car and smelled an odor of cannabis according to his report. He also observed the object laying on the ground and picked it up.
The officer asked Mace for identification. Mace allegedly voluntarily stated, “I’m sorry officer, I saw you coming and put it out”. When the officer asked Mace if he had any more cannabis in his possession, he continued his honest ways by pulling a clear plastic bag from his pocket.
Mace, who is employed as a “cook” at Raising Cane’s, across the street, allegedly said he got off of work at 4:00 p.m. and went behind Arby’s to “get high before my boy picked me up.”
Mace was issued a village ordinance violation and will appear before the village’s adjudicator to determine if he violated the ordinance. The police claim the cannabis weighed 3.4 grams and tested positive. Mace did not have any outstanding warrants and was released until his hearing date.