Crime & Courts

Minnesota man in McHenry County Jail on drug possession charges

Raheem Finklea, 42, of the 4800 block of Dupont Avenue, Minneapolis
Raheem Finklea, 42, of the 4800 block of Dupont Avenue, Minneapolis

A man from Minneapolis is due in McHenry County court Friday on charges accusing him of stashing drugs in an open chip bag placed between two children who were seated in the back of his vehicle.

Illinois State Police performed a traffic stop Tuesday that led to felony charges in Riley Township.

Police asked to search 42-year-old Raheem Finklea’s car, where they found about 600 ecstasy pills, 594 oxycodone pills and several thousand dollars in cash, according to prosecutors’ request to investigate Finklea’s potential bond funds.

Officers found the pills in an open bag of chips that was resting between two children in the vehicle, the request said.

The cash was found nearby.

Police believe Finklea was on his way from Detroit to his Minneapolis home, according to the request.

Finklea’s relationship to the children was not clear Wednesday.

He is charged with possession with intent to deliver ecstasy, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of ecstasy, possession of oxycodone and child endangerment.

The criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court noted that Finklea is eligible for special sentencing to as many as 50 years for possession with intent to deliver ecstasy.

Finklea remained at the McHenry County Jail on Wednesday evening on a $250,000 bond. He would need to post $25,000 bail to be released.

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