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Dennis Maddox, 35, appeared Wednesday before Cook County Associate Judge Peter Felice on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
According to prosecutors, Maddox was driving near 103rd Street and Harlem Avenue when Chicago Ridge police pulled him over for a traffic offense. Officers reported finding marijuana and a pipe in the car after determining Maddox’s drivers license had been suspended.
Prosecutors said police also found a plastic baggie containing 1.25 grams of a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine, concealed inside a look-a-like Monster Energy can with a screw-top lid.
False product containers with a secret compartment for discreetly storing valuables — sometimes referred to as “stash cans” — are marketed as home security products. Stash cans are often made from the genuine product container and are weighted to feel full.
Prosecutors told the judge that Maddox is currently on probation for a 2014 arrest for possession of a controlled substance.
Judge Felice set bail at $100,000 on the new charge but ordered Maddox to be held without bail for violation of probation.
Maddox is due back in court on March 31 in Bridgeview.