Cocaine Deal At Delta Sonic, Room Raided At EconoLodge: Prosecutor

JOLIET, IL — After spending two full days inside Will County’s Jail, 26-year-old Joliet resident Joshua Khan regained his freedom after Will County Judge John Connor put the defendant on GPS monitoring. Joliet police arrested Khan at the EconoLodge in Shorewood during a room raid and search of Khan’s vehicle late last week.

On Saturday, Will County Assistant State’s Attorney Steven Platek urged Judge Connor to keep Kahn in custody, but Connor decided otherwise. The judge noted that Khan, of the 3000 block of Indian Springs Court, has a lack of criminal history and there were no dangerous weapons involved in Khan’s arrest incident.

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Prosecutors charged Kahn with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance.

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According to the prosecutor’s petition to deny Kahn’s pretrial release, Platek outlined the following events surrounding the Joliet police arrest last Thursday, Feb. 1:

Back on Dec. 13, Joliet police officer Melissa Andrejewksi arranged for and purchased 1 gram of cocaine from Khan at the Delta Sonic, 1812 W. Jefferson St., for $60. The substance tested positive for cocaine. Khan drove to the Delta Sonic in a red Chevy Cruze.

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On Feb. 1, Joliet police obtained a search warrant for room 225 at the EconoLodge motel at 19755 Northeast Frontage Road in Shorewood and for Khan’s Chevy Cruze. After Joliet police saw that Khan had parked in the handicapped spot, “the manager of the motel stated the defendant was staying in room 225 and called the defendant to move his Cruze,” Platek outlined.

Joliet police arrested Khan when he showed up to move his car. According to prosecutors, Joliet police seized a scale, $390 cash, 36.5 grams of cocaine, a cell phone and an additional 2.6 grams of more cocaine from inside room 225.

According to Judge Connor’s pretrial release ruling, Khan will remain on GPS monitoring and under home confinement as determined by pretrial services employees, based on Khan’s employment.

Khan’s next appearance is set for April 21 in Courtroom 405 of Judge Dave Carlson.

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