Nicholas Weesies’ stop in Bolingbrook Branch Court Wednesday morning could have been a relatively painless affair.
Instead, his phone went off in open court, he was detained for contempt and police allegedly found marijuana and prescription pills in his possession when they searched him, officials said Thursday.
Weesies, 19, was due in court to pay a $150 fine on a prior resisting or obstructing a peace officer charge, according to Will County Circuit Court records.
As Weesies waited for his case, his phone went off, according to Bolingbrook police Lt. Michael Rompa.
He then made “a derogatory comment” and was placed in custody, Rompa said.
Police searched him and discovered just more than half a gram of marijuana and half a gram of Alprazolam, better known as Xanax, Rompa said.
Weesies was being held on a felony possession of a controlled substance charge and a misdemeanor cannabis possession charge at the Will County jail as of Thursday afternoon, according to the sheriff’s office website.
Weesies is due back in Will County court Tuesday for a pretrial hearing for another felony possession of a controlled substance charge stemming from a March incident, according to the court’s website.