Kane County Deputy Sheriff Kim Zinke has been indicted on three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, according to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The indictment was filed yesterday in the McHenry County Circuit Clerk’s Office.
McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, who strongly supported Bill Prim in his campaign to win the Republican nomination for Sheriff over Andy Zinke, did not think it proper for his office to handle the investigation of Kim Zinke.
His Lake County counterpart agreed to handle the investigation and prosecution, which will take place in Woodstock, where the Zinke’s reside.
Kim Zinke has been on paid leave from the Kane County Sheriff’s Department since the investigation began over a year ago.
The charges are Class 4 felonies carrying possible sentences of 1 to 3 years in state prison.
Prior to working for the Kane County Sheriff’s Department, Kim Zinke worked for the McHenry County Sheriff.