McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren announced Thursday, Oct. 18, the arrest of three Lake County residents for multiple drug charges.
The sheriff's Intelligence Led Policing Unit and Narcotics Unit conducted a surveillance near Chapel Hill and Route 120 near McHenry on Oct. 16, after receiving a tip of a potential narcotics transaction, Nygren said in a press release.
During the investigation, officers saw two vehicles meet up and observed one of car's occupants carrying a bag with marijuana in it, Nygren said. All parties were arrested without incident.
Deputies recovered about nine pounds of marijuana (4,510 grams) from one of the vehicles, police said. Deputies also recovered drug paraphernalia and seized a 2006 Infiniti, Nygren said.
Sheriff Nygren estimates the street value of the pot bust at $34,000.00.
Max Barraza, 22, 330 S. Litchfield Dr., Round Lake, was charged with one count of unlawful delivery of cannabis, one count possession of cannabis, and one count unlawful calculated criminal cannabis conspiracy, Nygren said.
Alexander De Los Santos, 39, 521 North Pine St., Waukegan, was charged with one count of unlawful calculated criminal cannabis conspiracy, one count unlawful delivery of cannabis, and one count of unlawful possession of cannabis.
Michelle B. Luzar, 26, 25962 W. Marquette Dr., Ingleside, was charged with one count of unlawful delivery of cannabis, one count unlawful possession of cannabis, one count unlawful calculated criminal cannabis conspiracy, and one count unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.