Officers arrested a man after finding him in possession of dozens of baggies containing fentanyl during a traffic stop in Zion last weekend, prosecutors said.
Anthony M. Love, 40, of Waukegan, was charged with possession of fentanyl with intent to deliver, possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, possession of cannabis with intent to delivery, four counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of less than 2,000 grams of cannabis.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Kevin Berrill said police conducted a traffic stop just before 5 p.m. on October 28 in Zion.
A police officer had observed Love leaving his residence driving in a 2019 Dodge Charger.
Love, who was driving on a suspended license, committed a signal violation and his car also had dark-tinted windows, Berrill said.
A canine unit was called to the scene and the dog indicated on a particular part of the car.
Love told police there was a “little bit of cannabis” in the car, Berrill said. A search was conducted and police found a drawstring bag in the backseat.
Inside the drawstring bag were 45 individually packaged baggies of drugs.
There was also a Crown Royal bag under a seat that contained a scale along with cocaine and fentanyl, Berrill said.
A snack bag was found to have 17 individual baggies that tested positive for fentanyl and another bag was found to have 32 individual smaller baggies that also tested positive for fentanyl.
Berrill said officers found 14 M30 round blue bills that were believed to be fentanyl along with eight pills of Xanax.
Love had $5,100 in cash on him that was rubber banded in packs of $1,000.
Love said he knew about the cannabis but did not talk to the officers about the other drugs, Berrill said.
In addition to his charges, Love was also cited for driving on a suspended license, improper turn signal and obstructed front windshield.
Lake County Judge Stephen DeRue ordered Love held on a $400,000 bond.
Love was transported to the Lake County Jail where he was released after posting $40,000 cash, court records show.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 8.