Tip leads to driver’s bust in Fox Lake for heroin
News-Sun Staff report March 8, 2013 5:20PM
Updated: April 10, 2013 6:09AM
FOX LAKE — A caller’s tip about a possibly impaired driver swerving on Route 12 late Thursday led to the arrest of a 22-year-old Wisconsin man on heroin possession charges.
Fox Lake Police report Brian Antoniak, whose reported address was the 2000 block of south Johnson Road in New Berlin, was located around 9:15 p.m. at a gas station on Route 12 after a caller had complained about a black Chevrolet Cavalier swerving into oncoming traffic and almost running off the roadway near Riverside Island Drive. Johnson reportedly was driving a black 2004 Cavalier.
According to a police statement issued Friday, officers responding to the scene “observed that Antoniak was in possession of a hypodermic syringe. A subsequent search of Antoniak revealed that he was in possession of heroin.”
Following his arrest, Antoniak was charged with unlawful possession of a hypodermic syringe, unlawful possession of a controlled substance (less than 15 grams of heroin), iIllegal transportation of alcohol, and unlawfully permitting a minor to becomeintoxicated.
Police report that a passenger in the vehicle, 19-year-old Allison Owens of Oak Park, was cited for consumption of alcohol by aminor. She reportedly posted $150 bond and was released.
Antoniak was remanded to Lake County Jail on a $25,000 bond Friday after a bond court appearance.
Police reportedly seized his vehicle and approximately $4,000 under asset forfeiture.