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Illinois Man Detained After Phone Rings in Court, Charged With Drug Possession

| by Emily Smith

Illinois man Nicholas Weesies was detained for contempt after his phone rang in court on Wednesday, and later charged when police found marijuana and Xanax in his possession.

Weesies, 19, was due in court to pay a $150 fine for a prior charge of resisting or obstructing a peace officer, according to Will County Circuit Court records. As the young man waited for his case to be heard his phone rang.

Weesies then made a derogatory comment, according to Bolingbrook police Lt. Michael Rompa, for which he was detained.

When police searched Weesies, they discoved more than half a gram of marijuana and half a gram of Alprazolam, or Xanax, in his possession.

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The 19-year-old is currently being held on a felony possession of a controlled substance charge and a misdemeanor cannabis possession charge at the Will County jail.

Weesies will return to court Tuesday for a pretrial hearing for another felony possession of a controlled substance charge, which he was accused of in March.

In October, Weesies was also arrested when he attempted to break into cars in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

Sources: Chicago Tribune, BolingBrook Patch