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2 arrested after Crystal Lake police pursuit that led to discovery of $125,000 in cocaine

Two suspects were arrested after a police pursuit through Crystal Lake that resulted in deputies finding approximately five kilograms of cocaine, worth an estimated $125,000. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop around 1 p.m. Tuesday. The stop was on a vehicle driven by Carlos J. Cartagena, 33, of Chicago, near […]

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Special investigations group arrests alleged drug trafficker selling ‘deadly combination’ of drugs in Lake County community

The sheriff’s special investigation group arrested an alleged drug trafficker who authorities say was selling a “deadly combination” of fentanyl-laced drugs in the Lake County community. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said the sheriff’s office, along with the Waukegan Police Department and Gurnee Police Department, received numerous tips on a person selling […]

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Lake County Sheriff Special Investigations Group seizes record-breaking amount of fentanyl in 2023

Lake County’s Special Investigations Group seized a record amount of fentanyl in 2023 and also uncovered a human trafficking operation that resulted in the rescue of five victims, authorities said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group (SIG) is a High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) funded task force. The SIG is the only HIDTA-funded […]

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1 of 2 former Huntley Dairy Mart owners sentenced to probation after child pornography, drugs, numerous guns found in Crystal Lake home

One of two former Huntley Dairy Mart owners arrested after police found child pornography, drugs and guns in their home where children were present has been sentenced to probation. Corinne E. Breskovich, 43, of Crystal Lake, was charged in January 2023 with two counts of child endangerment, four counts of possession of a firearm without […]

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Over 3,600 fentanyl pills, other drugs recovered after detectives arrest alleged drug dealer from Waukegan

Detectives recovered over 3,600 fentanyl pills from a Waukegan drug dealer who was allegedly selling the pills, along with methamphetamine and cocaine, out of his home. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group (SIG) concluded an investigation that led to the arrest of Terrance D. Hill, 35, of Waukegan. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy […]

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Lake County police task force arrests Vernon Hills man accused of selling guns, drugs

A Lake County police task force arrested a 34-year-old man, who is a convicted felon, at his Vernon Hills residence after he was accused of selling firearms and drugs. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group (SIG), a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area funded task force, recently concluded an investigation. Lake County Sheriff’s Office […]

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3 in custody after SWAT team conducts search warrant, finds 3 kilos of meth at Gurnee home

Police and a SWAT team arrested three people and found multiple guns, along with nearly three kilograms of methamphetamine, during a search warrant in Gurnee Tuesday evening. The Zion Police Department and the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) Emergency Service Team (EST) executed a search warrant early Tuesday evening The Lake County Sheriff’s Special […]

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Tactical response team arrests armed convicted felon accused of dealing meth in and around Zion

A tactical response team arrested a Waukegan man who authorities say was selling methamphetamine in and around Zion and was found with several guns. The Zion Police Department Street Crimes Unit learned of a subject selling methamphetamine in and around Zion in January. Zion Police Department Detective Lt. Paul Kehrli said detectives launched an undercover […]