Two men are facing drug charges after an alleged drug deal took place outside Woodfield Mall in northwest suburban Schaumburg.
Daniel S. Mason, 25, was charged with a felony count of unlawful delivery of cannabis, according to a statement from Schaumburg police.
Christopher M. Rossiter, 19, was charged with one felony count of possession of cannabis and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
Security officers encountered the men in a parked vehicle in the Woodfield Mall parking lot about 1:40 p.m. July 12, police said.
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The officers smelled burnt marijuana from inside the car and called police, but Mason ran away before police could arrive, according to the statement. He was arrested a short time later.
A subsequent investigation revealed the men met in the parking lot and Mason sold half a pound of marijuana to Rossiter in exchange for $1,000 in cash, police said.
About 250 grams of suspected cannabis, 74 grams of a substance suspected to be THC wax and about $1,000 in cash were recovered from the scene, in addition to various drug paraphernalia, police said.