The sheriff’s office said that a wanted drug trafficker, who is a felon, was arrested on Monday and found in possession of two firearms and drugs in Waukegan.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group obtained an arrest warrant on April 27 for 20-year-old Sincere D. Geertz.
Geertz, of the 0-100 block of North Park Avenue in Waukegan, was wanted for two counts of unlawful delivery of MDMA, two counts of unlawful possession of MDMA, one count of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. All charges are felonies.
A Lake County judge authorized the warrant and set bond at $350,000, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli.
Members of the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit and Waukegan Police Gang Investigation Unit set up surveillance in an area Geertz was expected to be around 2:45 p.m. Monday.
Geertz arrived in a vehicle and was taken into custody without incident. Geertz was found to be in possession of a semi-automatic pistol during his arrest, Covelli said.
A search of the vehicle Geertz arrived in revealed a second semi-automatic pistol along with 13 pills of ecstasy (MDMA) packaged for sale.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved additional charges of aggravated unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
“In less than two weeks our Special Investigations Group successfully apprehended two drug traffickers and seized three firearms. I am very proud of the efforts of this unit and the hard work of our entire staff to keep the Lake County community safe,” Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said.
Geertz remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $500,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 10.