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Romeoville Patch recently received an email from Kevin Morales, stating that his arrest and subsequent charges of possession of a controlled substance on July 17, 2011, resulted in the charges being dropped.
Patch posted a story about the , of Joliet, on July 18, 2011.
We examined court records from Will County and found that Kevin Morales was charged with possession of a controlled substance on July 17, 2011, and the case resulted in a judge’s ruling April 23, 2012, of Nolle Prosequi (defined by Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law as: “Latin, to be unwilling to pursue; an entry in a criminal action denoting that the prosecutor will not prosecute the case further in whole or as to one or more of several counts or one or more of several defendants.”)
Brian Morales was charged with criminal trespass to a building on July 18, 2011. According to Will County court records, he entered a guilty plea on the charges April 23, 2012, and received a sentence of 18 months supervision.