Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Narcotics officers caught men selling bath salts, McHenry County Sheriff reports.
Two Woodstock men found with 230 capsules containing bath salts, a synthetic drug, face drug charges, McHenry County Sheriff’s investigators said. Andrew J. Jacobs, 24, of 348 S. Madison St., is charged with unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a Class X felony, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class X felony, two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of unlawful possession of a control substance, a Class 4 felony, sheriff’s deputies said. Jacobs was also wanted on a warrant for theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ryan A. Crotty, 25, of 210 Clover Chase Circle, is charged with unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a Class X …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Officers teach parents about new drug trends.
It looks like a Jolly Rancher only the main ingredient is marijuana. Candy weed is a new trend in the ever-changing drug world, Lake in the Hills narcotics officers told District 158 parents at a recent drug forum. There’s also cannabutter, which is a butter infused with marijuana. “The fact is our adolescents are living in a drug culture that didn’t exist before,” LITH Detective Lloyd Howen said. Exposure to illegal drugs dramatically increases when students transition from elementary schools to junior high school, Howen said. The forum was held at Marlowe Middle School on Thursday. The more common drugs teens are exposed to in LITH and McHenry County are cocaine, heroin and marijuana, Howen said. Alcohol continues to be a drug of …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Police to Speak at Marlowe on Dangers of Synthetic Drugs
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Local police departments hosting presentation April 12 at Marlowe Middle School for families.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Have you heard of K2, ‘Incense’, ‘Spice,’ Bath Salts, Ivory Wave, Vanilla Sky, or Purple Irises? Did you know that these are all forms of synthetic/designer drugs that have become popular among teens? The consequences of using these designer drugs range from severe illness, labored breathing and rapid heartbeats to extreme paranoia and delusions, and in some cases even death. In an effort to educate and protect students, Marlowe Middle School will host a presentation conducted by the Lake in the Hills Police Department, in conjunction with the Huntley and Algonquin Police Departments, on the dangers and deceptive marketing of these and other new synthetic/designer drugs. Headed up by D.A.R.E. Officer Pete Albanese of the Lake in the …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The Lake in the Hills Police Department held an informational meeting Tuesday evening at its safety education center, 1109 Crystal Lake Road in Lake in the Hills.
The Lake in the Hills Police Department is taking a proactive approach in educating the public on the dangers surrounding synthetic drugs such as K2, Spice and bath salts. The state of Illinois outlawed specific brands of synthetic drugs, such as K2 and Spice in January 2011 and went a step further to ban all chemicals with “structural derivatives of the previously banned chemicals” in January 2012, according to an Illinois Attorney General press release. Pete Albanese, DARE officer for the Lake in the Hills Police Department, addressed parents and area residents on what his department has been seeing in LITH regarding synthetic drugs during an informational meeting Tuesday evening at the police department’s safety education center, 1109 …
Monday, February 27, 2012
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the police department's safety education center, 1109 Crystal Lake Road, Lake in the Hills.
Do you want to learn more about synthetic drugs, such as “Spice” or “K2,” the evolution of laws covering these drugs, availability and effects of such substances? The Lake in the Hills Police Department hopes to answer those questions during an informational presentation at its Safety Education Center, 1109 Crystal Lake Road, Lake in the Hills, at 6 p.m. Feb. 28. In 2011, the state of Illinois outlawed the sale of K2 or Spice, which had been used as a legal substitute for marijuana. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office in April 2011 discovered area gas stations still were selling various banned synthetic drugs, confiscated the items and educated the retailers on the laws banning the substances. Many of the retailers were unaware of the …