A SWAT team took an Antioch man into custody on felony drug charges after finding a variety of drugs during a high-risk warrant in Antioch Thursday.
The Antioch Police Department said they assisted the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group around 6 a.m. Thursday.
Police conducted a high-risk narcotics search warrant in the 1000 block of Main Street in Antioch.
Main Street was shut down during the execution of the warrant by the SWAT team for the safety of residents, according to Village of Antioch Communication Manager Jim Moran.
Officers recovered Perc-30 counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl, methamphetamine, LSD, ammunition and suspected counterfeit currency.
Police arrested Joshua Garcia, 29, of Antioch, without incident.
“These counterfeit Perc-30s laced with Fentanyl are deadly, and my agency will stop at nothing to get these off the streets; drug dealers beware,” Antioch Police Chief Guttschow said.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and approved charges of three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance,
two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.
Garcia remains held in the Lake County Jail pending an initial bond hearing.
Moran said residents are encouraged to attend the police department’s upcoming opioid awareness resource fair from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday at the Antioch Community High School.
The resource fair will expand community education initiatives to inform residents about the impacts of addiction and what law enforcement and other local agencies are doing to combat its effects, Moran said.