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DECATUR — Police and sheriff's deputies said they found a total of 229.7 grams of cannabis after executing a search warrant of a residence in the 1200 block of East Sedgwick Street on Tuesday. 

That's about 0.5 of a pound. 

A police affidavit said a 25-year-old man was found in the living room during the search, and a digital scale and drug packaging materials were sitting in the area in plain sight. 

The man told police there was cannabis hidden in a shoe box underneath a table in the room, the affidavit said. Detectives said they found 97 grams of cannabis in the box and later found 15.2 grams of cannabis in a cup on the digital scale and 117.5 grams in a bag in a bedroom closet. 

The man was arrested on a preliminary charge of manufacture or delivery of between 30 and 500 grams of cannabis. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office. 

He was released from the Macon County Jail after posting $15,000 bond.


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Contact Jaylyn Cook at (217) 421-7980. Follow him on Twitter: @jaylyn_HR


Public Safety Reporter

Public safety reporter for the Herald & Review.

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