Sheriff’s deputies recovered a large amount of methamphetamine and arrested a Spring Grove man during a traffic stop near Antioch early Saturday morning, authorities said.
A Lake County sheriff’s deputy was on patrol around 12:25 a.m. Saturday in the area of Grass Lake Road and Ackermann Road in unincorporated Antioch.
The deputy observed a vehicle on Grass Lake Road traveling at a high rate of speed, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.
The sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the driver as Steven Mors, 32, of the 28000 block of Stewart Avenue in unincorporated Spring Grove.
The sheriff’s deputy learned Mors’ driver’s license was suspended and he was placed under arrest.
During a search of Mors’ vehicle, the sheriff’s deputy found a container inside the vehicle containing baggies with drugs, Covelli said.
It included 110 grams of methamphetamine, over 25 grams of cocaine, 19 Adderall tablets, over 30 grams of cannabis, an electronic scale and other drug paraphernalia.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, illegal transportation of cannabis in a vehicle, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended and other traffic violations.
Two of the charges are Class X felonies, which carry six to 30 years in prison.
Mors was transported to the Lake County Jail and appeared in bond court.
Lake County Judge Patricia Cornell set bond at $500,000, meaning Mors would need to post $50,000 cash in order to be released.
He remains held in the jail and is scheduled to appear in court again on February 2.