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Bolingbrook man nabbed for pot while hiding under a porch with his kids

Terrell D. Fanniel

Terrell D. Fanniel

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Police say a wanted Bolingbrook man tried hiding from police with his two young children during a drug bust Tuesday.

Lt. Mike Rompa said police were called at 6:28 p.m. to the 500 block of Larkspur where witnesses said the occupants of a black Range Rover were smoking marijuana.

When police arrived, the Range Rover sped off down the street out of sight, Rompa said, but it was soon found in a driveway in the 400 block of Monarch. Rompa said the homeowner did not know the vehicle’s owner.

Police searched the area and found Terrell D. Fanniel, 23, hiding with his two small children under the deck of a neighboring house, Romp said. The kids — one boy and one girl — were approximately 3-years-old, Rompa said.

Fanniel allegedly told police he fled because he knew he was being sought on arrest warrants. According to jail records, Fanniel had two active arrest warrants in DuPage County, one from the Chicago Police Department and one from Hodgkins.

The children were turned over to family members and the Department of Children and Family Services was notified.

The Range Rover was impounded and police found approximately 30 grams of marijuana in six packages inside, Rompa said.

Fanniel, of 831 Rebecca Lane, was booked into the county jail on charges of delivery of marijuana, marijuana possession, fleeing from police, endangering the life or health of a child, resisting arrest, improper lane usage and disregarding a stop sign.

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