SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man arrested on a robbery warrant during the weekend also faces a drug possession charge after police said they found MDMA pills on him during the arrest.
Alfonzo L. Carter, 18, of the 800 block of Crane Drive, has been charged with robbery and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. If convicted of the more serious charge, robbery, he could face three to seven years in prison.
Police said Carter went to Northern Illinois University’s Neptune Hall on March 21 to collect a debt from a man there. When the victim said he didn’t have the money, Carter said he would take the man’s laptop computer. When the debtor declined, Carter took off his shirt, clenched his fists and threatened to knock the victim out – and then took the laptop, court records show.
A warrant was issued April 11, and Carter was arrested Sunday at his apartment. As Carter emptied his pockets, a bag of pills fell out, court records state. The records show the pills tested positive for MDMA, also known as Ecstasy.
DeKalb County Judge Philip Montgomery ruled Monday afternoon that Carter be released on his signature, but barred him from having any contact with the victim.
Carter is due back in court at 9 a.m. June 15.