Two men, one of whom is a convicted felon, were arrested after police and a SWAT team descended on a residence in McHenry and found a gun and drugs Wednesday morning.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 5000 block of Home Avenue in McHenry.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Multi-Jurisdictional SWAT team led the search warrant.
The Crystal Lake Police Department and McHenry Police Department also assisted at the scene.
Criminal complaints filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said two of the residents, Jimmy Diaz, 59, and Rene R. Barrera Jr., 37, obstructed officers by not complying with their orders.
Diaz and Barrera refused to exit their residence during the warrant after being repeatedly told to do so, the complaints said.
Barrera allegedly flushed illicit substances and drug paraphernalia, which were evidence, down a bathroom toilet, the complaint said.
When officers entered the home, they recovered drugs and a weapon, the sheriff’s office said.
The complaint said Barrera and Diaz were found in possession of under five grams of methamphetamine and under 15 grams of a substance containing cocaine.
A digital scale with a white residue on the surface was located.
Diaz and Barrera were also found with a loaded Marlin Model 60 .22 caliber long rifle while not having valid Firearm Owner’s Identification cards, the complaints said.
The complaint said Diaz is additionally not allowed to possess guns as he has a prior felony conviction in Cook County.
Diaz and Barrera were arrested and transported to the McHenry County Jail.
Diaz was charged with two counts of felon in possession of a firearm or ammunition, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing a peace officer.
Barrera was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm or ammunition, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, obstructing justice and obstructing a peace officer.
The two are set to appear for an initial court hearing Thursday afternoon.