California man brought 52 pounds of marijuana to Naperville on Amtrak train: police


In Amtrak passenger accused of bringing 52 pounds of marijuana from California to Naperville faces felony charges, Naperville police said Thursday.

David Gordon, 56, of Sacramento, Calif., is charged with one Class X felony for cannabis trafficking and one Class 1 felony for possession of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis, said Cmdr. Lou Cammiso. The estimated street value of the confiscated drugs is about $230,000, he said Thursday.

According to Naperville authorities, the department’s Special Operations Group was informed Monday of two people traveling from California to Naperville via Amtrak. They were suspected of carrying a large amount of cannabis.

Special Operations Group detectives questioned them shortly after the train arrived in Naperville just after 2 p.m. Monday, according to Cammiso. Detectives also conducted a K9 search of the subjects’ luggage, Cammiso said.

The investigation led to the arrest of Gordon, who was booked in DuPage County Jail, his bond set at $150,000, with 10 percent to apply. Gordon remains in DuPage County custody as of Thursday afternoon, according to county jail records.

By: Rafael Guerrero, Chicago Tribune