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Local Police Arrest 3 in Marijuana Drug Trafficking Ring

Local police arrested a Barrington man and a Union man and woman for their involvement in a marijuana trafficking ring, according to the McHenry County Sheriff's Office. 

Larry A Thompson, 52, of Barrington, was arrested on April 15 and is charged with unlawful marijuana trafficking, unlawful delivery of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana for his involvement in the drug trafficking ring, according to police. 

Linda J. Rednez, 43, and Stephan Rednez, 45, both of Union, have been charged with unlawful possession of marijuana for their alleged connection to the drug ring.

The sheriff's office narcotics task force, along with the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group and Union Police Department, began an investigation in April into a report of suspicious packages that were delivered to an address in the 6300 block of Main Street in Union, according to a sheriff's office news release. 

The sheriff's office searched the Union home and seized nearly four pounds of "high grade cannabis, packaging material, and a scale," according to police. 

Lake County MEG Agents assisted and searched a home located in the 400 block of East Lake Shore Drive in Barrington and seized an additional "two pounds of high grade cannabis," according to the news release.  

The sheriff's office estimates the street value of the marijuana is approximately $27,000. 

A $75,000 bond was set for Thompson while Linda and Stephan Rednez were issued a $1,000 bond. All are expected back in court on April 25. 

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