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Traffic Arrest Leads to Ecstasy Drug Charges

Lake County Sheriff’s officers arrested Fox Lake man in possession of 342 ecstasy pills on Route 12 in Lake Zurich.

Traffic Arrest Leads to Ecstasy Drug Charges

 

A Fox Lake man was arrested on felony drug charges after his erractic driving in the Deer Park Town Center parking lot caught the attention of sheriff's officers.

Lake County Special Investigation Unit detectives on Nov. 30 observed the car and its driver, according to  Sgt. Sara Balmes, public information officer for Lake County Sheriff’s Office. 

Christopher Walker, 36, of the 100 Block of Maude Ave., was stopped for traffic violations. 

“He wasn’t obeying stop signs in the parking lot,” Balmes said.

Detectives followed him as he continued to disobey traffic laws, said Balmes. They stopped him at 7:15 p.m., Nov. 30, near Route 12 and Quentin Road for not signaling before turning

Walker’s actions were highly suspicious, alerting detectives to request a K9 from Palatine Police Department, Balmes said. 

Prior to the K9’s arrival, Walker told detectives he had ecstasy pills inside the vehicle. A total of 342 ecstasy pills and $273 was confiscated.  Walker stated he delivered the pills for an unknown subject from Chicago, according to the release. 

Walker was arrested for one count unlawful possession of controlled substance, one count unlawful delivery of controlled substances, and various traffic offenses.

Walker’s 2005 GMC Sierra is pending forfeiture pursuant to the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.

Walker’s jail bond was set at $100,000. He was released from custody after posting 10 percent of the required bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 12. 

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