An Oak Lawn detective was patrolling on Central Avenue at about 7 p.m. on January 17th, when he stated that he noticed the driver and passenger of a vehicle were not wearing seatbelts.
Not wearing a seatbelt in Illinois allows the police to stop a vehicle. The detective pulled the driver over and allegedly observed that the passenger was wiping something off his lap as the detective approached the car.
The passenger, Hasan Aladwan reportedly rolled down the window and the officer asked him what he was doing. Aladwan allegedly replied, “rolling a blunt”. Aladwan allegedly then handed a sheet of paper with cannabis to the officer.
Aladwan was asked to step out of the car, which he did, and asked if there was anything else that was illegal in the car. Aladwan allegedly told the officer there was something in the “glove box”.
The detective claimed that in the glove box he found a black bottle labeled “PharmaCannis” from Windy City Cannabis in Worth. Inside the bottle, the officer alleges were multiple bags of cannabis. The police claim that the bottle contained 10 bags of cannabis totaling 13 grams. Aladwan was taken into custody. At the police station, the officer claimed that a search of Aladwan found a Xanax pill that he did not have a prescription for and claimed was his girlfriend’s according to the police.
The detective also saw a glass jar on the floor behind the front seat and within reach of the driver, Abed Abbadi. He was able to provide proof of insurance but not a valid driver’s license. The glass jar allegedly contained 14 bags of cannabis totaling 33 grams.
Abbadi, a 21 year old white male from Chicago Ridge, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, felony possession with intent to deliver 30 to 100 grams, misdemeanor possession of cannabis, and received a citation for failure to wear a seat belt.
Aladwan, a 22 year old white male from Chicago Ridge, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, felony possession with intent to deliver 30 to 100 grams, misdemeanor possession of cannabis, and received a citation for failing to wear a seatbelt.