A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:
Sheriff’s Office Seizes over 220 Grams of Peyote
Sheriff Bill Prim announced today the arrest of Anthony A. Vangelista on multiple drug charges.
On August 21, 2014, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Intelligence Led Policing Unit and members of the United States Marshal’s Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force executed a drug related arrest warrant in the 100 block of South Circle Drive in Island Lake, IL.
During the investigation multiple cactus plants that were suspected to be Peyote, multiple bags of heroin, multiple items of drug paraphernalia, one firearm, and firearm ammunition were recovered from the residence.
In December of 2014, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Police received laboratory results from the Illinois State Police Division of Forensic Sciences Laboratory.
The laboratory analysis confirmed that the cactus plants seized were Peyote, which contains the hallucinogen Mescaline, a controlled Sheriff Prim states that at the conclusion of the investigation, Deputies recovered approximately 228.4 grams of Peyote.
Sheriff Prim estimates the street value of the Peyote to be $1,000.
Anthony A. Vangelista (Male, 28), Island Lake
- 1 Count Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance – Class X Felony
- 1 Count Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Class 1 Felony
The charges against the above named defendant are merely allegations against him. The above named defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.