Two Chicago men face multiple drug charges after officers found three pounds of marijuana in their car in south suburban Markham Wednesday morning.
Joshua Tolliver, 33, and 30-year-old Paris Ambrose were charged with manufacturing, delivering and possessing cannabis between 500 to 2000 grams. Ambrose was also charged with possession of a gun by a felon, according to a statement from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
At 4:05 a.m., sheriff’s police pulled over a brown Cadillac SRX near 159th Street and South Kedzie Avenue in Markham for a traffic violation. There was a strong marijuana smell coming from the vehicle, police said.
Tolliver, the driver, and Ambrose, the passenger, were asked to step out of the vehicle. Tolliver dropped a clear bag of marijuana as he was getting out of the car, police said.
Police searched the car and found a canvas bag containing 68 clear bags of marijuana, which weighed three pounds, and an open container of alcohol. Police also found a semi-automatic gun hidden in Ambrose’s clothing and $1,200 in Tolliver’s possession, police said.
Tolliver, of the 4900 block of West Gladys Avenue, was ordered held on a $200,000 bond, and Ambrose, of the 1600 block of East 74th Place, was ordered held on a $50,000 bond.