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Six charged after drug raid near McHenry

Updated: November 19, 2012 3:20PM

McHenry County

Tips lead to drug raid: Six people were arrested After concerned residents told the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office that a home seemed to be functioning as a market for illegal drugs, Sheriff Keith Nygren announced Wednesday. Nygren said the sheriff’s office’s Intelligence Led Policing Unit received several tips about teenagers buying drugs from a home in the 4500 block of Ponca Street, near McHenry. Members of the unit watched the home over three days and arrested four people leaving the house, then arrested two more people inside the house. Nygren said investigators seized about 36 grams of cannabis, one Ecstasy pill, packaging materials, a digital scale and multiple items of drug paraphernalia. He estimated the street value of the narcotics seized at $475. Mitchell P. Moore, 19, of the 100 block of Bridlewood Circle in Lake in the Hills, was charged with felony possession of cannabis, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Korey R. Arnold, 20, who lives at the Ponca Street address, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Four male juveniles, three from McHenry and one from McCullom Lake, were charged with misdemeanor possession of cannabis or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Nine pounds of pot: McHenry County sheriff’s investigators seized about nine pounds of cannabis and arrested three people after stopping two cars that had rendezvoused near Chapel Hill Road and Route 120 on Tuesday, Sheriff Keith Nygren has announced. Nygren said the sheriff’s office had received a tip that a narcotics transaction was about to take place there, so investigators began watching the site. He said deputies also recovered drug paraphernalia and seized a 2006 Infiniti. He estimated the street value of the cannabis at $34,000. Max Barraza, 22, of Round Lake was charged with delivery of cannabis, possession of cannabis and calculated criminal cannabis conspiracy. Alexander De Los Santos, 39, of Waukegan was charged with calculated criminal cannabis conspiracy, delivery of cannabis and possession of cannabis. Michelle B. Luzar, 26, of Ingleside was charged with delivery of cannabis, possession of cannabis, calculated criminal cannabis conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Attempted burglary: Someone tried to break into a home in the 10800 block of Wingpointe Drive on Friday, police reported this week.

Thefts at school: Two students reported thefts at Huntley High School on Friday, police reported this week. One student said his iPod and cellphone were taken after he left them unattended in a restroom. Another said someone stole his backpack after he left it unattended in the gymnasium bleachers.

Four charges: Margaret Wrobel, 57, of the 11900 block of Fourth Street, was charged with aggravated battery, resisting a peace officer, battery and criminal damage to state-supported property after an incident on Sunday, police reported this week.

Vehicle burglary: Someone entered an unlocked parked vehicle in the 10400 block of Dutch Barn Drive on Sunday and stole a camera, police reported this week.

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