Homeward-bound Illinoisans arrested for pot Monday

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Four Illinoisans, clockwise from upper left, Taylor Kristine Latzke, 24, of Elgin, Illinois; Juan P. Macias Aguayo, 24, of Elgin, Illinois; Diego Gonzalez, 25, of Elgin, Illinois, Ezequiel Reyes, 23, of Elgin, Illinois, were each arrested Monday on a charge of first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana. Reyes was also charged with first-offense possession of a controlled substance.


Four residents of Elgin, Illinois, were traveling home Monday night when they were stopped for allegedly speeding on the interstate and then arrested for pot possession.

Juan P. Macias Aguayo, 24, of 857 St. Charles St., Elgin, Illinois, was charged with first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana.

Taylor Kristine Latzke, 24, of 1 N. 564 Park Blvd., Elgin, Illinois, was charged with first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana.

Diego Gonzalez, 25, of 920 S. Liberty St., Elgin, Illinois, was charged with first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana.

Ezequiel Reyes, 23, of 920 S. Liberty St., Elgin, Illinois, was charged with first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana and first-offense possession of a controlled substance.

The incident began about 8:30 p.m. Monday near the 110 mile marker of eastbound U.S. Interstate 80, where a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff allegedly clocked a 2019 Jeep Compass going 94 mph in a 70 mph zone.

The deputy initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle near the 118 mile marker. In making contact with the driver, Juan Macias Aguayo, and three passengers, the deputy allegedly detected “the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” according to court records.

A probable-cause search of the vehicle allegedly disclosed “THC cartridges and marijuana in every compartment of the vehicle” and “additional THC products in the luggage that was stowed in the trunk along with Psilocybin mushrooms,” according to court records.

All four Illinoisans were charged with first-offense¬†possession of controlled substance-marijuana. “Reyes admitted to purchasing the mushrooms at a concert,” according to court records, so he received a second charge of possession of a controlled substance.

All four Illinoisans are held in the Dallas County Jail in advance of an initial appearance in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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