Three Arrested on Drug Charges

A press release from McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim:

Heroin Related Arrests

October 6, 2017 On Thursday, October 5th, 2017, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Police Narcotics Task Force (which includes Officers from Lake in the Hills Police Department and McHenry City Police Department) arrested three persons on drug-related charges, including selling heroin and prescription pills.

The investigation following multiple complaints of suspected drug activity in the 3900 block of Main St. in McHenry.

Subsequent investigation resulted in traffic stops on vehicles coming from the area.

One stop led to the arrest of Christopher Cappello, 32, who had 88 bags of heroin, 8 clonazepam pills and drug paraphernalia hidden in his vehicle.

Another stop led to the arrest of Dion MacMeekin, 33, who had needles, heroin bags, cocaine bags and cash on his person.

The passenger in his vehicle, Stephanie Phillippi, 31, was arrested for having 11 tramadol hydrochloride pills and 2 clonazepam pills on her person.

A search warrant was served on an apartment in the 3900 block of Main St. and detectives recovered needles and empty residue baggies that matched the types of bags recovered from all the traffic stops.

In total, detectives recovered approximately 9 grams of heroin, 0.2 grams of cocaine, 10 clonazepam pills, 11 tramadol hydrochloride pills, multiple needles, multiple residue bags, packaging materials and $743 in currency.

The total street value of the narcotics seized is approximately $1,200.

Members of the community are encouraged to report suspected drug dealing and other suspicious activity to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office at 815-338-2144 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers of McHenry at 800- 762-7637 (STOP).


  • Christopher Cappello (male 32), Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance within  1000 feet of a Park (class x)  Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (class 1) Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (class 4).  Next Court Date: October 7th, 2017. No Bond.
  • Dion MacMeekin (male 33) 2 counts- Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance McHenry, Illinois (class 4)  Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (class a) Next Court Date: October 19th, 2017. Bond: $45,000
  • Stephanie Phillippi (female 31) Crystal Lake, Illinois. 2 counts- Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance  (class 4)  Next Court Date: October 25th, 2017. Bond: $20,000

The charges against these individuals are merely allegations against them. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Three Arrested on Drug Charges — 11 Comments

  1. Sheriff Prim 3

    Assholes 0

    Now put them away for a long long time.

  2. Great idea fierabras.

    Lots load jails and prisons up with non violent drug users.

    Good investment for sure of taxpayer money.

    How about we actually invest in drug treatment and mental health treatment.

    There’s a novel concept.

    Maybe just maybe we could see addicts get the help we need and mental illness treated before we see another Vegas like shooting.

  3. Facts, how do you explain this?:

    Cappello previously was convicted of felony drug charges in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2012, according to McHenry County court records.

    Cappello and a Johnsburg-area woman were found with more than 32 grams of heroin in their motel room in 2009, the sheriff’s office said at the time.

  4. And the U.S. Military continues to protect the poppy fields in Afghanistan?

    Democrats continue to fight the establishment of tighter border security?

    Liberals / Progressives / Communists continue to fight against full enforcement of immigration laws?

    Police are not the problem – the Courts and most politicians in this State are the problem.

    Do your research before you support someone for Judge!

    What is the return on investment for drug counseling?

  5. We do, James.

    As far as drug dealing not being a violent crime, I disagree.

  6. Russelivlille – it is when loved ones are dead because of this illegal, moneymaking crime.

    If someone is addicted, the are fodder for these criminals.

  7. Chris grew up a block away from me, we grew up together.

    This is all really sad, I wish he would have got help.

  8. heroin and illegal immigration.

    Carry a kilo get a free trip across the border.

    Leftists don’t want to hear it.

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