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Police: Colorado man had pot on I-88

Published: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 4:35 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 11:01 p.m. CDT
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Keith Christiansen, 34, of Fort Collins, Colo., is accused of having three ounces of marijuana on Interstate 88.

SYCAMORE – A 34-year-old Colorado man faces felony charges in DeKalb County for allegedly having three ounces of marijuana on Interstate 88.

An Illinois State Police trooper stopped Keith S. Christiansen, of the 1700 block of Valleyview Lane in Fort Collins, Colo., for a traffic violation about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday on I-88 in DeKalb County, court records show.

With the help of a K-9 officer, state police found 87.5 grams, or about three ounces, of marijuana in the car, court records show.

Christiansen was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, the more serious of which typically is punishable with probation or up to five years in prison.

He posted $1,500 bail Wednesday and is next due in court Nov. 26.

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