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EDWARDSVILLE — A California man faces Class X cannabis related felonies after allegedly being found with more than 11 pounds of pot.

Seven A. Leos, 56, of Phelan, California, was charged Jan. 6 with unlawful cannabis trafficking and unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, both Class X felonies. The case was presented by the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois.

According to court documents, on Jan. 5 Leos allegedly was driving a 2021 Chrysler 300 on Interstate 70 in Madison County when he was found to have more than 5,000 grams — at least 11 pounds — of cannabis.


Bail was set at $150,000.

Other drug-related felony cases filed Jan. 6 by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office include:

• Bryan L. Marler, 30, of Caseyville, was charged with unlawful deliver of methamphetamine, a Class 1 felony. The case was presented by MEGSI. On Oct. 7 Marler allegedly delivered between 5-15 grams of methamphetamine to a special agent. Bail was set at $100,000.

• Curtis A. Ray, 32, of Granite City, was charged with unlawful possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a Class 2 felony. The case was presented by the Granite City Police Department. On Jan. 5 Ray allegedly was found to have less than five grams of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Bail was set at $75,000.

• Johnny A Gray, 26, of Collinsville, was charged wit aggravated driving under the influence while license revoked/suspended, a Class 4 felony. The case was presented by the Collinsville Police Department. On Jan. 5 Gray allegedly was driving a 2010 Honda Civic while under the influence of alcohol, at a time his license was suspended as of Dec. 8, 2021. Bail was set at $15,000.

• Charles M. Lamm, 26, of Collinsville, was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a Class 3 felony; and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony. The case was presented by the Collinsville Police Department. On Aug. 6 Lamm allegedly was found to have less than five grams of methamphetamine and less than 15 grams of fentanyl.

• Danny L. Cope III, 29, of the 600 block of Milton Road, Alton, was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a Class 3 felony. The case was presented by the Alton Police Department. According to court documents, on Jan. 5 Cope was found to be in possession of less than five grams of methamphetamine. Bail was set at $15,000.

• William E. Chaplin, 38, of Alton, was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a Class 3 felony. The case was presented by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. On Jan. 5 Chaplin was found to have less than five grams of methamphetamine. Bail was set at $30,000.

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