Not Lovin' It: Charges Say Man Hid Marijuana in McDonald's Bag

A Northfield man was arrested on Monday after the Rice County Drug Task Force searched his house and found 70 grams of marijuana.

A Northfield man was arrested on Monday after the Rice County Drug Task Force searched his house and found 70 grams of marijuana hidden in various places, including a McDonald's bag and a Christmas stocking.

Tyler Jeffrey Jeno, 21, faces two fifth-degree drug charges, both felonies. One charge is for possession and one charge is for selling, according to the criminal complaint filed in Rice County District Court. The maximum penalty for the two charges is 10 years in prison and/or $20,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

The Task Force, along with Northfield Police and the Rice County Sheriff's Office, executed a search warrant Monday afternoon at Jeno's home on the 1600 block of Pheasantwood Trail.

Jeno answered the door and agreed to show an investigator where he kept the marijuana in his bedroom, which weighed 10.4 grams without packaging. Jeno was brought back to the living room and Task Force members searched the house and his garbage can in the garage.

They found several baggies, mason jars, a red Christmas stocking and a McDonald's bag with marijuana and marijuana residue in them, as well as freezer bags, a glass pipe and a digital scale.

Prior to arresting Jeno, according to the complaint, he told investigators that he bought marijuana in bulk and repackaged it in smaller quantities to sell.

Jeno has previously been convicted several times of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. In 2009, as a minor, he pleaded guilty to fifth-degree assault and possession of a pistol/assault weapon and was sentenced to community service.

Jeno made his first appearance in court on Tuesday and was released from Rice County Jail on his own recognizance with conditions that he not possess alcohol or drugs, submit to chemical testing and have no new arrests. He next appears in court on Feb. 25.

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jammerk65 January 29, 2013 at 08:00 PM
wow big bust,i think u should give him life without parole!
jammerk65 January 29, 2013 at 08:02 PM
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vickie cook January 29, 2013 at 08:09 PM
this is a bunch of crap! they prefer to ruin a young mans life over a little pot! now THAT is what should be illegal !!!!!!
Joe Testa January 29, 2013 at 08:31 PM
The drug cops have much more important things to do, such as to monitor the selling of drugs around our schools.
mrpushrod January 29, 2013 at 08:38 PM
The real criminal is the officers in this case for wasting tax payer money on nothing. I bet they would have found it sooner if he hid it with jelly doughnuts in a Dunkin doughnuts bag
Gumbyhead January 29, 2013 at 08:41 PM
As an assistant public defender, today I got to watch a black young woman accept 30 days in a Florida county jail for a couple of grams of marijuana as a plea offer. Also, she loses her driver's license for 2 years even though this charge had nothing to do with driving. I didn't represent her, she represented herself. No wonder I want to put a gun to my head everyday I practice law in the State of Florida.
GARY FOX January 29, 2013 at 08:45 PM
The taste of the mj was probably a WHOLE lot better than the crap McDonald's now serves !!!!! And I've NEVER been close to any mj.
Jon Y January 29, 2013 at 08:45 PM
2.5 ounces is nothing, and should not be illegal to begin with, did you know the reason it was made illegal was back in the day the government thought that it made black people do crazy and violent things, people should read and do research as to why things are made illegal, also the constitutions says we have the right to do what we want to our bodies. Alcohol which is legal has far more medical and social damage yet its legal. do your research.
Barry A Clarke` January 29, 2013 at 08:48 PM
Hmmm, look at him. First he looks stoned and secondly, I would wager his life was ruined long before this...................
mark January 29, 2013 at 08:58 PM
I would think the cops have bigger fish to fry!!!!!!
stan stein January 29, 2013 at 08:59 PM
So, albiet as a minor...he gets community service for an assult weapon, but now, he faces 10 years for what? 2 ounces? The law wastes way too much time on victimless crimes....these idiots should be running programs to put a dent in shootings at schools and other places.....this kid wasn't hurting anyone....and his sales were miniscule.....fine him $2500 and give him a years probation, for God's sake....and be done with it.
Jim Flaherty January 29, 2013 at 09:34 PM
This young man may have committed a crime that is for the courts to decide. The big issue as I see it is that law enforcement seems to enforce in a pick and choose fashion. Some laws are enforced and others are ignored. When the police are hired all must swear an oath to uphold the laws and nowhere in the oath is there an inclusion that says except certain laws. The police have their job to do and most do a great job. What I would like to know is what laws will be enforced and which will not be enforced. If you do not like a law, petition to change the law, you have that right, but if the law is on the books the police must enforce the law like it or not.
Patrick English January 30, 2013 at 02:30 AM
10 years for 2 1/2ounces of weed. Were still wasting money on the weed busts. The cops and DA think this is a BIG case. I thought we had progressed from all this non sense.
Charlie Best January 30, 2013 at 05:55 AM
You people complain when the cops don't do enough, now you complain when they follow a lead that was not a major bust. Guess what there is always tomorrow, when they get a good bust I want to see all you complementing the police.
Unslinger January 30, 2013 at 06:51 AM
All of us can vote! Let's run all of these officials, a cold-hearted minority, right out of office and change the laws!
Malcolm Kyle January 30, 2013 at 08:45 AM
Whatever way you look at it, Prohibitionists are overwhelmingly responsible for an immense increase in organized crime, international terrorism, rampant official corruption, a broken economy, mass unemployment and a serious undermining of international security and development. If you sincerely believe that prohibition is a dangerous and counter-productive policy then you can stop helping to enforce it. You are entitled—required even—to act according to your conscience! * It only takes one juror to prevent a guilty verdict. * You are not lawfully required to disclose your voting intention before taking your seat on a jury. * You are also not required to give a reason to the other jurors on your position when voting. Simply state that you find the accused not guilty! * Jurors must understand that it is their opinion, their vote. If the Judge and the other jurors disapprove, too bad. There is no punishment for having a dissenting opinion. “It is not only [the juror's] right, but his duty … to find the verdict according to his own best understanding, judgment, and conscience, though in direct opposition to the direction of the court.” —John Adams We must create what we can no longer afford to wait for: PLEASE VOTE TO ACQUIT!
Malcolm Kyle January 30, 2013 at 08:47 AM
"We must simply obey the law"—Do you mean like laws that segregate? or laws against inter-marriage amongst blacks and whites? or all Jim Crow laws? or the laws instituted by the Nazis against Jews? or the laws that led to the breakdown of society in the US between 1919 and 1933? Laws may mean order - or they can be used to maliciously control, contain, subjugate, persecute and destroy. It is our moral obligation to oppose such laws in any way possible. “Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?” ~Henry David Thoreau Unjust laws don’t get changed by conceding their illegality. They get changed by people standing up against them. Most of us know that individuals who use illegal drugs are going to get high—no matter what, so why do you not prefer they acquire them in stores that check IDs and pay taxes? Gifting the market in narcotics to ruthless criminals, foreign terrorists, and corrupt law enforcement officials is seriously compromising our future.
Malcolm Kyle January 30, 2013 at 08:49 AM
So you think we should complement the police for wasting our tax money? How come you don't know that prohibition has failed? Why do you wish to continue with a policy that has proven itself to be a poison in the veins of our once so "proud & free" nation? Even if you cannot bear the thought of people using drugs, there is absolutely nothing you, or any government, can do to stop them. We have spent 40 years and trillions of dollars on this dangerous farce; Prohibition will not suddenly and miraculously start showing different results. Do you actually believe you may personally have something to lose If we were to begin basing our drug policy on science & logic instead of ignorance, hate and lies? Maybe you're a police officer, a prison guard, or a local/national politician. Possibly you're scared of losing employment, overtime pay, the many kickbacks, and those regular fat bribes. But what good will any of that do you once our society has followed Mexico over the dystopian abyss of dismembered bodies, vats of acid, and marauding thugs carrying gold-plated AK-47s with leopard-skinned gunstocks? Kindly allow us to forgo the next level of your sycophantic prohibition-engendered mayhem! Prohibition prevents regulation: legalize, regulate, and tax!
Malcolm Kyle January 30, 2013 at 08:51 AM
Prohibitionists literally don't give a d*** about the welfare of individual citizens. That's you, me, and everyone you care about. They don't even care when their failed policy puts their own families in danger by destroying the economy and bank-rolling criminals and terrorists. The prohibitionist onslaught appears to be simply a war directed at all of us. America, it is time to wake up! Prohibition is a cultural and economic assault on your money, on your careers, on your ability to put food on the table, have shelter, cloth yourself, and even survive or self-medicate. The fiscal cliff isn't the crisis—Prohibitionist control over America's politics and government is! During alcohol prohibition, all profits went to enrich criminals and corrupt politicians. Young men died every day on inner-city streets while battling over turf. A fortune was wasted on enforcement that could have gone on education, etc. On top of the budget-busting prosecution and incarceration costs, billions in taxes were lost. Finally, the economy collapsed. Sound familiar? Prohibitionists, and their criminal friends who live in a crack-house called Congress, are having a ball and it's all on our tab.
Don Perrh January 30, 2013 at 11:56 AM
It is illegal in Virginia for two persons to live in the same house/apartment who are not related or married. This in the "Virginia Is For Lovers" Commonwealth. Believe it or not!
stan stein January 30, 2013 at 12:08 PM
You people? Hahahaha ya US PEOPLE...we don't wanna pay $320K for 8 years in prison for this guy........
Jay Zee January 30, 2013 at 12:24 PM
Isn't there a big meth/heroin problem in Rice County? How many man hours were wasted tormenting this unfortunate scapegoat that could have been more productively directed at real problems? And--assuming that marijuana is being consumed at the local colleges, why are there NEVER any busts of Carls or Oles on Patch or in the newspaper? Why only townies?
jammerk65 January 30, 2013 at 03:02 PM
Jim Flaherty January 30, 2013 at 03:24 PM
If you are an elected or appointed official of the United States our Constitution reads as follows. Article VI This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding. The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States. Amendment 1 Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. (Redress) Impose Fairness on Something,” to adjust a situation in order to make things fair or equal” If you don’t like the law and think it is unfair Petition the Government to change the law.
JB January 30, 2013 at 11:33 PM
He'll not get 10 years in prison, that's a maximum sentence possible with aggravating circumstances. This is the kind of thing where they scare the kid and try to move up the chain, hopefully to a supply tree dealing with more than marijuana (meth, heroine, etc)
Abbie Geiger January 31, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Ok for all u people out there that think that this drug bust was a waste of time and a waste of tax payers money you are all out of your minds. Until u have this happening in your neighborhood u might feel differently. I have two young children that enjoy playing outside and playing with the other neighborhood kids and when u have random cars parked on the street and deals going down right there there is a frickin probably. When these drug houses and deals start effecting the citizens around them there is a probably. So before u start saying stupid comments about northfields police force and that they are wasting tax payer money think about others. It's pretty sad that adult people think this way....way to set a good example for our young people in this community.
NorthfieldElder February 01, 2013 at 06:14 AM
Legalize. Educate. Regulate. Medicate.
WiLLiam C Coon February 07, 2013 at 02:43 PM
You people don't get it He was arrested back in 2009 and still 4 years later he has not learned not to do this. Instead he advances to doing more than just useing it he is now selling it and soon it will lead him to doing other crimes and who know could end up as violent crimes....unless they learn a lesson young they will continue doing bigger and bigger crimes...that is very unfortunate that this happens alot.
WiLLiam C Coon February 07, 2013 at 03:12 PM
Total Agree with you....I would not want my kids to get involves in this life stlye!


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