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Former Crystal Lake man charged with shipping marijuana to area

Published: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 4:02 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 11:39 p.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – A former Crystal Lake resident was arrested Thursday on charges of allegedly trying to ship 18 pounds of marijuana to the area from his home in California.

Jesse Jacoby, of Fort Bragg, Calif., is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and marijuana trafficking, both Class X felonies. He also faces a Class 1 felony possession of marijuana charge.

Police say Jacoby, who moved out of the area about a year and a half ago, was sending the marijuana to himself and then traveling to the area to retrieve it, said Bill Backus, director of the North Central Narcotics Task Force.

All 18 pounds of the drug were packaged in one shipment, he said.

Jacoby was arrested by the task force at about 4 p.m. Thursday on the 400 block of Golf Road, Crystal Lake, where he was staying with family, Backus said.

Backus said police in California are still investigating the source of the marijuana and working to see whether any others were involved.

“On this end of it, it’s pretty cut and dried,” he said. “On that end of it, we’re still working with authorities out there.”

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