Heroin Bust in Algonquin

Here is a press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:

Three Arrested for Multiple Heroin Related Charges

A five-month investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force culminated Friday in the arrest of an Algonquin couple on multiple heroin related charges.

A second man living in the same residence was taken into custody following a search of the premises.

The United States Marshal Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force on Friday served arrest warrants on Heather L. Vasil and Paul S. Benzinger, at their residence in the 1000 block of Oak Lane in Algonquin.

During the arrests, officers observed narcotics related items in plain view and a search warrant was granted.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force (which includes members of the Lake in the Hills Police Department); members of the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Crystal Lake and Algonquin Police Departments searched the residence and collected numerous heroin related items of evidence which resulted in additional charges.

The third arrestee was identified as Zachary D. Armijo, a roommate of the couple.

A 2-year-old minor was removed from the residence and turned over to a family member.

Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) was notified.

Approximately 8.5 grams of heroin was seized by Detectives from the couple during the course of the 5 month narcotics investigation.

At the conclusion of the search warrant, Detectives recovered an additional 7.6 grams of heroin; 1.3 grams of cannabis; $896.00 United States Currency; and multiple items of drug paraphernalia throughout the residence and front yard.

The total street value of the heroin seized during the investigation was estimated at $3,220.

ARRESTED: Heather L. Vasil (Female, 23), Algonquin, Illinois

CHARGES:

  • Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance w/in 1000 ft. of a Park (class X)
  • Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (class 1)
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (class 4)
  • Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (class A)
  • Endangering the Life of a Child (class A)
  • Unlawful Possession of Cannabis (class C)

WARRANT:

  • 2 counts Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance w/in 1000 ft. of a Park (class X)
  • 2 counts Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (class 1)
  • 2 counts Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (class 4)

ARRESTED: Paul S. Benzinger (Male, 28)m Algonquin, Illinois

CHARGES:

  • Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance w/in 1000 ft. of a Park (class X)
  • Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (class 1)
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (class 4)
  • Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (class A)
  • Endangering the Life of a Child (class A)
  • Unlawful Possession of Cannabis (class C)

WARRANT:

  • 3 counts Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (class 1)
  • 3 counts Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (class 4)

ARRESTED: Zachary D. Armijo (Male, 25), Algonquin, Illinois

CHARGES:

  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (class 4)
  • Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (class A)

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  1. Holy shit, the couple that was arrested lives just down the street from me.

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