Montgomery Teen Charged With Smoking Pot Outside Police Chief's Naperville Home
Maximilian G. Salling, 18, of Montgomery, is accused of smoking marijuana in his car outside the Villa Park police chief's Naperville home last month.
In an incident worthy of late night TV talk show material, officials say a Montgomery teen was arrested last month in connection with smoking pot in front of a local police chief's Naperville home.
Maximilian Gryphon Salling, 18, of the 100 block of Hamlet Circle in Montgomery, was arrested Sept. 13 and charged with smoking marijuana in his car with a friend outside Villa Park Police Chief Robert Pavelchik's home in Naperville, according to NBC Chicago.
Pavelchik said he smelled marijuana once he approached the suspicious car, which was parked in front of his house, according to the report.
"I like to say I know most of my neighbors and friends, so I got out of my car with a flashlight in one hand and I said, ‘What are you guys doing?’” Pavelchik recalled, according to NBC Chicago. "They’re blowing dope when I come home from work, right in front of my house. ... I smell the dope and I see the (smoking) pipe and the bag of dope on the floor, what we call in plain view."
The incident was Salling's third arrest for drug charges in seven months, NBC Chicago reported. In late July, he was arrested in Naperville and charged on a failure-to-appear warrant.
Salling is being held in DuPage County Jail on $50,000 bail.