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Naperville man charged after police find prescription pills

Connor Edward Kelly

Connor Edward Kelly

A 20-year-old Naperville man faces a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, police said.

Connor E. Kelly of the 3400 block of Poet Court, was arrested Wednesday after police reportedly recovered prescription pills and cash during a 4:45 p.m. traffic stop on Plainfield-Naperville Road at Conan Doyle Road.

Naperville Police Spokesman Sgt. Gregg Bell said Kelly was a passenger in the rear seat of a car stopped by police because the front seat passenger wasn’t wearing a seat belt. As the driver opened his window during the traffic stop, “the pungent odor of cannabis” greeted the officer, Bell said.

The officer reportedly called for back-up, then individually removed and interviewed the three occupants, Bell said, adding the smoke-smell provided the officer with probable cause to search the vehicle.

The arresting officer reported finding a plastic sandwich bag containing 20 colored pills later identified as Clonazepam, a prescription muscle relaxant used to control epileptic seizures and to treat panic disorder. The officer also reported recovering a pouch containing $160.

Bell said the pills and money belonged to Kelly.

He was booked into the Will County Adult Detention Facility Thursday on the charge, a Class 3 felony, carrying a potential sentence of 3 to 7 years.

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