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Traffic Stop Results in Marijuana, DUI Charges for St. Charles Man

The following information was supplied by the Geneva Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

 

 

Geneva police arrested Frank Suda, 29, of St. Charles on charges of driving under the influence, DUI with a blood-alcohol content of more than .08, cannabis possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal transportation of alcohol after a traffic stop around 2:10 a.m. Oct. 19 in the 800 block of West State Street, reports said.

According to the complaint in the 16th Circuit Court, Suda had .8 grams of marijuana in his possession as well as a multicolored glass smoking pipe.

He also was issued a warning notice for travelling 38 mph in a 30 mph zone

Suda has a court date of Nov. 7 at the kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles.

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FlyingTooLow October 28, 2012 at 01:57 PM
"...Suda had .8 grams of marijuana in his possession as well as a multicolored glass smoking pipe." Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crime...to those that are REAL crimes. I was in Federal Prison for 5 years for a marijuana offense. No, it was not for simple possession. I was arrested aboard a Lockheed PV2 in Marianna, Florida...charged and convicted for conspiracy to import and distribute 12,000 pounds of marijuana. At the time, I really had no idea what I had gotten myself into...mine was an offense involving pot...the thought never occurred to me that I may actually spend years in prison for that 'indiscretion.' As my years in prison rolled by, what I did see were armed bank robbers, coming and going...while I still sat there for marijuana. Most of the bank robbers only spent 17 to 24 months. But, I and my fellow 'drug offenders,'...we stayed for YEARS. I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims. We were Americans...doing what Americans do best...living free. Truly, it is time for this lunacy to end...it never should have begun. My book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank It is about living free. I would be honored by your review. I wish Mr. Suda a speedy and complete exoneration.
FlyingTooLow October 28, 2012 at 01:57 PM
All card-carrying members of the DEA need to read: Shoulda Robbed a Bank Here is one of its reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars... If David Sedaris had written 'Catcher in the Rye'..this would be it, June 30, 2012 Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from: Shoulda Robbed a Bank (Kindle Edition) I have never smoked pot in my life...nor do I ever care to. I read about this book in numerous Huffington Post comments. Thought I would read it because I know nothing about marijuana or the people involved with it. I am ecstatic that I did. Funny, Funny, Funny!!! The chapters are like short stories. Stories about unloading boats with helicopters, close encounters with law enforcement, traveling through the jungles of South America. The chapter about the author's first time smoking marijuana made me feel like I was with him...coughing. All of the characters were just a group of loveable, nice guys and girls. Not what I had been raised to believe...hysterical maniacs high on pot bent on death and mayhem. They were nothing like that. If you have ever read any of David Sedaris' books, and like them...you will love Shoulda Robbed a Bank. And the crazy things happening reminded me of Holden Caufield in 'Catcher in the Rye' and the way he staggered through life. The way the words are put together are like nothing I have ever heard. I am sure I will use many of the sayings found in this book just to dazzle my friends. A terrific read. I love this book.
FlyingTooLow October 28, 2012 at 09:03 PM
@Patrick... You are correct...Mr. Suda needs to be spanked for the DUI... I am curious as to which charge draws the stronger penalty...the possession of weed...or, the driving while drunk... Thank you, Patrick...excellent point, Hugh

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