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Beverly man accused of storing $31,000 worth of pot

October 08, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A Beverly man was arrested Monday after police allegedly found tens of thousands of dollars worth of marijuana in his home, along with 13 growing marijuana plants, county prosecutors said.

Michael Dunbar, 35, of the 1700 block of West Beverly Glen Parkway, turned himself in to police officials Monday afternoon, after learning that he was a wanted on charges of manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance. Police identified him as the resident of the Beverly home where officers were called to earlier in the day by the Office of Emergency Management after someone reported that the home's door had been left open, according to the police report. 

At the residence, officers found 5,245 grams of cannabis and 13 plants, the police report said, valued at more than $31,000. They also found lamps and fan filters used to grow cannabis, the report said.

Dunbar was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon and released on an $10,000 I-bond with electronic monitoring.

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