A 19-year-old Cherokee Village man was arrested in connection with felony drug charges after officers found him in possession of marijuana April 16.
At the April 18 meeting of Sharp County Circuit Court, Dustin T. Rosenbaum was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a class C felony, and fleeing, a class C misdemeanor.
Cherokee Village Officer Tamara Roberts said, at approximately 8:10 p.m. on the evening of Rosenbaum's arrest, she was patrolling when dispatch paged her to check on an unidentified man who was walking in the midst of traffic along Patmos Drive.
Authorities were contacted by a traveler who narrowly missed striking Rosenbaum with his vehicle, Roberts said.
Shortly after being paged, Roberts located Rosenbaum walking in the roadway. She said she stepped out of her vehicle to speak with Rosenbaum and get his identification.
As Roberts was checking the identification with dispatch, Rosenbaum fled, running into the driveway of a residence located along Canada Drive in Cherokee Village, Roberts said.
Highland Officer Jeremey Stevens and Ash Flat Officer Jonathan Boyer assisted her in searching the streets and wooded area surrounding the residence.
After an unsuccessful search, officers went to question Rosenbaum's mother, Ramen Tramen, about her son's whereabouts. When the officers arrived at her residence, they located Rosenbaum, according to Roberts.
After locating the suspect, the officers transported him to the Sharp County Detention Center where they administered a drug test. Rosenbaum tested positive for marijuana, Roberts said.
In the early morning hours of April 17, around 12:40 a.m., Roberts said she went to search Rosenbaum's home. There she found six clear Ziplock bags containing 19.3 grams of a green, leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana.
Rosenbaum, who was on probation at the time of the April 16 arrest, said he had fled because he was scared there was already a warrant out for his arrest.