Man arrested following March 2011 search of downtown barbershop sentenced to six years for possession with intent to deliver cannabis
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Bashir Jihadbaaree, 34, was found guilty of possession with intent to deliver cannabis Jan. 27 after a bench trial in front of Judge Gary V. Pumilia and was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
March 16, 2011, members of the Rockford Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 323 N. Church St., Timeless Touch Barber Shop, where officers located Jihadbaaree in the building. While searching the defendant, officers recovered automobile keys, U.S. currency, as well as a clear plastic baggie that contained a green, plant-like material that field tested positive for the probable presence of cannabis.
Police observed a black Chevy Suburban parked outside of the barbershop that was registered to the defendant. Detectives observed inside the vehicle in plain view several loose pieces of cannabis buds.
Jihadbaaree consented to a search of the vehicle, in which officers located loose cannabis buds as well as one box of sandwich baggies, a digital scale, and a black cloth bag containing 27 small individual Ziploc baggies that later tested positive for cannabis. Total weight of the cannabis recovered was 19.46 grams.
Possession with intent to deliver is a class 4 felony with a sentencing range of one to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. However, because of his prior criminal history, the defendant was eligible for an extended-term sentence of up to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
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