Two suspects were arrested after they allegedly fled from a car involved in a multiple-vehicle crash in Lake Forest before officers located $13,000 in cash along with drugs.
The Lake Forest Police Department and Lake Forest Fire Department responded around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday to the area of Route 41 and Westleigh Road in Lake Forest for a report of a four-vehicle crash with injuries.
Lake Forest Deputy Police Chief Michael Lange said witnesses reported two subjects leaving the area on foot from one of the vehicles.
Officers searched the area and located Marco A. Barete, 32, of Skokie, and Lizbeth Flores, 23, of Highwood.
Officers located large amounts of cannabis and cocaine during the investigation, Lange said.
Lake Forest Police Department Canine Chase assisted with the search and located additional narcotics and over $10,000 in cash in the area.
Prosecutors said approximately $13,000 in cash was recovered.
Officers reviewed the case with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office to determine charges.
Flores was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class X felony, and two additional counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, Class 1 and 3 felonies.
Barete was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, leaving the scene of a vehicle crash, driving on a revoked license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and unlawful possession of cannabis by driver.
Barete and Flores were transported to the Lake County Courthouse for first appearance court Wednesday morning.
Lake County Judge Raymond Collins released Barete with pre-trial conditions because his charges are non-detainable.
Lake County Judge Paul Novak ordered Flores held pending a detention hearing after prosecutors filed a petition to detain her.