A Highland Park teenager who lives in the home allegedly invaded by Josh Norris and Joseph Mahoney of Deerfield and is charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell will wait a little longer to learn if he will be indicted or face a preliminary hearing.
Jacob Lynn, 17, of Highland Park was arrested by Highland Park Police Aug. 17 two weeks after Mahoney and Norris were charged with invading the Parkside Drive home where Lynn resides. Norris and Mahoney were indicted for home invasion and other crimes Sept. 12.
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“It’s 100 percent within the discretion of the (Lake County) State’s Attorney,” Lynn attorney Sheldon Sorosky told Patch after a status hearing Monday in Lake County Criminal Court in Waukegan.
At the hearing, Judge Raymond Collins continued the case until 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5 for status or preliminary hearing. “A preliminary hearing will determine if there is enough evidence to (to learn) if there is probable cause (to continue the case),” Collins told a different defendant Monday in his court room.
According to Assistant State’s Attorney Patricia Fix, chief of the felony division, either a grand jury will decide to indict Lynn or there will be a preliminary hearing. “Drug cases usually go to a grand jury,” she said.
Lynn is charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, a Class 3 Felony, possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana, a Class 4 Felony, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. The felonies carry a range of jail time from three to eight years is served consecutively.
The potential aggregate prison sentence for Norris and Mahoney if convicted exceeds 100 years.