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LITH Men Arrested; Accused of Selling Heroin, Crack Cocaine

William Harris, 33, and Michael Thomas, 32, both of 104 Quail Run in Lake in the Hills, have been arrested and charged with a long list of drug-related offenses.

McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren announced today the arrest of two Lake in the Hills men accused of selling heroin and crack cocaine.

William Harris, 33, and Michael Thomas, 32, both of 104 Quail Run, were arrested Wednesday by a joint team of law enforcement investigators and police, according to McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren.

The sheriff's Narcotics Unit had been conducting an investigation into heroin and crack cocaine sales in the Lake in the Hills area, Nygren said in a press release.

On April 24, members of the U.S. Marshal Service Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force and Lake in the Hills Police joined sheriff's investigators in serving search and arrest warrants at Harris and Thomas' 104 Quail Run residence.

During the search, deputies seized about 3 grams of crack cocaine, 24 grams cannabis, 9 grams heroin, two digital scales, packaging materials, drug paraphernalia, a 2004 Chevrolet Impala and $1,400 in cash, the release stated.

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke estimates the street value of the drugs at $2,415.

According to the sheriff's office, Williams was charged with:

  • Unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a park (Class X)
  • Unlawful possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver (Class 1)
  • Unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a park (Class 1)
  • Unlawful possession of a controlled substance (Class 2)
  • Unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a park (Class 3)
  • Two counts unlawful possession of a controlled substance (Class 4)
  • Unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver (Class 4)
  • Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (Class A)
  • Unlawful possession of cannabis (Class A)

Bond for Harris was set at $300,000. He also was wanted on warrant charges for two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (Class 1), unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (Class 2), and three counts unlawful possession of a controlled substance (Class 4). Bond on the warrant was set at $300,000.

Harris is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. May 1.

According to the sheriff's office, Thomas was charged with:

  • Unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a park (Class X)
  • Unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (Class 1)
  • Unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a park (Class 1)
  • Unlawful possession of a controlled substance (Class 2)
  • Unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a park (Class 3)
  • Two counts unlawful possession of a controlled substance (Class 4)
  • Unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver (Class 4)
  • Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (Class A)
  • Unlawful possession of cannabis (Class A)

Bond for Thomas was set at $300,000. He is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. May 1.

 

 


Christine Herrmann April 25, 2013 at 06:40 PM
lock 'em up and throw away the key!!!!!!
Maureen April 25, 2013 at 08:17 PM
How come he's out with all the other charges? Why aren't the penalties stiffer in IL for drug crimes?
Owen Marshall April 26, 2013 at 01:20 AM
Kind of surprised no weapons were seized. Drug dealers are scum. They should get 30 years at least.

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