Police officers conducting a traffic stop on a parolee arrested him after witnessing him trying to swallow a baggie of crack cocaine in North Chicago, prosecutors said.
Chadley C. Presley, 36, of Antioch, was charged with two counts of possession of cocaine over 15 grams, driving on a suspended license and obstructing the front windshield.
Officers with the North Chicago Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Presley on June 18.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Jason Humke said Presley had a lot of tint on his vehicle’s windows.
Officers approached the car and Presley rolled down the window, at which point they saw him trying to swallow a baggie.
Presley was unable to swallow it and spit it out of his mouth. The baggie contained crack cocaine.
Officers found another baggie of crack cocaine in his pocket. He possessed over 17 grams of the drug.
Presley was also in possession of $1,900 in cash and several individually packaged baggies of drugs.
Presley was on parole out of Wisconsin and also out on bond for a recent Lake County case at the time of his arrest.
Court records show Presley pleaded guilty in November 2020 to operating while intoxicated, a fifth or sixth occurrence, in Kenosha County, Wisconsin.
He was sentenced to one year and six months in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and released on parole in May 2022.
In April, Presley was arrested for driving on a revoked or suspended license in Mundelein. He posted 10% of a $100,000 bond in that case and was released from the Lake County Jail.
Lake County Judge Janelle Christensen ordered Presley held on a $300,000 bond for his newest charges.
Presley remains held in the Lake County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court again on July 20.