A Round Lake Beach man out on bond for possessing seven pounds of cannabis and $20,000 in cash was arrested again after officers found him with almost six pounds of cannabis.
Bryan I. Flores, 19, of Round Lake Beach, was charged with possession with intent to deliver over 2,000 grams of cannabis, possession of over 2,000 grams of cannabis fleeing or attempting to elude an officer and muffler violation.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Daly said officers were on patrol when they noticed a vehicle with a loud muffler on April 16.
Round Lake Park police officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled from them.
An officer identified the driver as Flores and terminated the pursuit, Daly said.
Officers went to Flores’ residence after finding the car was registered in his name.
The suspect vehicle was found outside and officers spotted several clear plastic bags filled with cannabis in plain view, Daly said.
A canine alerted on the vehicle and a search of the vehicle was conducted.
Nine bags of cannabis, weighing 5.5 pounds in total, were recovered from the vehicle, Daly said. A digital scale with cannabis residue and other cannabis products was found.
Officers arrested Flores, who was inside the home.
Flores was charged in December with possession with intent to deliver over 2,000 grams of cannabis, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of over 2,000 grams of cannabis, possession of a controlled substance, leaving the scene of an accident, unlawful use of cannabis by a driver, reckless driving, improper traffic lane usage and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
During that incident, Flores was accused of causing a rollover crash in Round Lake Beach and fleeing the scene.
Officers found over $17,600 in cash on Flores’ person when they arrested him in that incident.
Officers also found over 200 grams of cannabis in multiple baggies and $203 in cash on the ground that fell out when his car rolled over.
The Jeep was towed to the police department to be searched and officers found more drugs and cash inside it.
1,084 grams of cannabis bud, 62 grams of THC carts, 2,174 grams of THC wax, 82 grams of psilocybin, a scale and other packaging materials were located.
There was also additional money in the car, which added up to $19,906 in total seized from Flores and his car.
Flores posted 10% of his $250,000 bond in that case and was released from custody.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Flores held on a $500,000 bond following his arrest in the new case.
Flores remains held in the Lake County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court again on May 25.