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Marengo police arrest 50-year-old Maywood man on drug charges

Eumura Miller, 50, of the 700 block of Sixth Avenue, Maywood, is charged with possession of a controlled substance and obstructing identification.
Eumura Miller, 50, of the 700 block of Sixth Avenue, Maywood, is charged with possession of a controlled substance and obstructing identification.

MARENGO – A 50-year-old Maywood man will make his first court appearance Thursday morning on charges alleging that he entered a Marengo gas station with pain pills and cocaine.

Marengo police received a 911 call Saturday reporting that an older man was acting disoriented at the Shell gas station, 308 E. Grant Highway, Marengo Police Chief Richard Solarz said.

When officers arrived, they discovered Eumura L. Miller Jr., of the 700 block of Sixth Avenue, Maywood, had a Cook County warrant out for his arrest for violating probation, Solarz said.

Police also found less than
30 grams of cocaine and two oxycodone pills on Miller, according to a complaint filed in McHenry County court.

Miller, who initially gave police a false name, said he was staying nearby with friends and was trying to find a train back to Maywood, but the story didn’t check out, Solarz said.

Instead, Miller was taken to the McHenry County Jail, where he remained Wednesday afternoon on charges of possession of a controlled substance and obstructing identification.

The most serious charge, possession of a controlled substance, typically is punishable by one to three years in prison.

His bond is set at $20,000, meaning he must post $2,000 bail to be released.

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