Necessities in life may include a home and food. For most people, a car has become a necessity but autos require insurance, license plates, registration and sticker costs and maintenance.
For most people, illegal drugs would not be considered a necessity. Maybe it’s a luxury or a want but certainly not a necessity.
One man, identified as Alexander Emore, apparently has other ideas of what constitutes necessities and luxuries.
Recently, Emore was driving an auto on Cicero Avenue when Oak Lawn police officers noticed his car’s registration had “expired”. The officer signaled to Emore to stop the car and pulled it over to the curb. When the officer approached the car, he reported that he noticed the smell of cannabis.
Emore provided an insurance card but allegedly told the officers he didn’t have a license. The officer learned that Emore’s driving privileges had been cancelled by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office. The officer also determined that Emore, formerly an Oak Lawn resident, was homeless and had allegedly not registered as a sex offender as required.
A passenger in the car was asked to exit the vehicle and at that time the police discovered a “cannabis grinder”. The passenger, whose name was redacted from the police report for some unknown reason, was given a village ticket for possessing drug equipment. She was allowed to leave without any other action.
Emore, a 29 year old black man, was issued citations for not having a valid driver’s license and having an expired registration. He was given a court date for possession of drug paraphernalia after another cannabis grinder was found in the car.