Peeing In Boystown Alley Ends With Narcotics Charges For Convicted Robber

A man who’s on probation for a June 2015 robbery in Wrigleyville is back in jail—smacked with an extensive list of narcotics charges after cops stopped him for allegedly urinating in a Boystown alley.

Grant | Cook County Sheriff’s Office

Cops say they approached 25-year-old Joseph Grant of the South Shore neighborhood to issue him a ticket for urinating between two garbage cans near Halsted and Melrose around 2:45 a.m. on July 8.

But when Grant said he did not have ID, and the fake name that he gave officers failed to appear in a state database, officers were forced to take him into custody, according to their report.

A search turned up four bags of pot in Grant’s right sock and three bags of cocaine in his left sock, prosecutors said. And further investigation revealed that there were two active arrest warrants out for him.

He is charged with manufacture-delivery of cocaine; manufacture-delivery of a look alike substance; manufacture-delivery of cannabis; possession of cannabis; obstructing identification; urinating in public; and a probation violation.

He is being held without bail.

Grant received 30 months probation after he quickly pleaded guilty to mugging a man in the 3600 block of North Sheffield on June 7, 2015. The victim told police that Grant and another man approached him from behind, punched him in the head and face, and then removed his iPhone and wallet from his pockets.

Grant is a Black P Stone gang member, police said.

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