A man and woman were arrested after investigators found child pornography, a drug-growing operation and numerous guns in a home in Crystal Lake where children were living.
Christopher S. Hopp, 38, of Crystal Lake, was charged with two counts of production of child pornography, two counts of possession of child pornography, two counts of unauthorized video recording, possession with intent to deliver psilocybin, unlawful possession of psilocybin, four counts of possession of a firearm with a revoked FOID, possession of ammunition without a FOID and two counts of child endangerment.
Corinne E. Breskovich, 42, of Crystal Lake, was charged with two counts of child endangerment, four counts of possession of a firearm without a FOID, possession of ammunition without a FOID, possession with intent to deliver psilocybin and unlawful possession of psilocybin.
Criminal complaints filed in McHenry County Circuit Court allege Hopp and Breskovich possessed with the intent to deliver more than 200 grams of a substance containing psilocybin.
Court documents show investigators executed a search warrant on Thursday at their residence in the 800 block of Wedgewood Drive in Crystal Lake.
Investigators found a “psilocybin mushroom grow operation” in the basement of the home.
Psilocybin mushrooms and psilocybin mushroom seeds, which totaled 236 grams, were recovered.
Investigators also recovered a scale, numerous mason jars and approximately $2,000 in cash near the psilocybin products.
Investigators found Breskovich and Hopp in possession of a Taurus PT22 pistol, a Remington 12 gauge shotgun, a Remington 22 long rifle and a Ruger 357 magnum.
They also recovered ammunition for the firearms.
Breskovich and Hopp did not have Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards on their person, the complaint said. Hopp has a revoked FOID, the complaint added.
The complaints said Breskovich and Hopp knowingly caused the life and health of two children, a 6-year-old and a 16-year-old, to be endangered by having the firearms unsecured in the home along with the drugs and ammunition accessible to them.
One of the complaints alleges that Hopp created child pornography by secretly video recording a juvenile girl on multiple occasions.
The juvenile apparently did not realize she was being recorded while she was undressed in a bathroom and bedroom, the complaint said.
A judge ordered Hopp held on a $400,000 bond and ordered Breskovich held on a $150,000 bond.
Both suspects remain held in the McHenry County Jail but court records indicate they have the means to post bond.
A hearing to verify the bond funds are from legitimate sources is being held Tuesday.