Antioch arrest turns up $50K worth of drugs
By Frank Abderholden email@example.com September 19, 2013 4:12PM
A three-month investigation into an Antioch couple led to their arrest Tuesday, Sept. 17, and the seizure of LSD, MDMA, marijuana, a shotgun, $4,000 and equipment to manufacture a pure form of ecstasy called Molly. | Photo courtesy Antioch police
Updated: November 19, 2013 3:35AM
A three-month investigation into an Antioch couple led to their arrest Tuesday, Sept. 17, and the seizure of LSD, MDMA, marijuana, a shotgun, $4,000 and equipment to manufacture a pure form of ecstasy called Molly.
Alexander Story, 24, and his wife McKensie Story, 23, were arrested after police executed a search warrant at their residence, 25080 Fox Ave., in unincorporated Antioch. The charges include three counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm without a firearm owner’s identification card, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Class X felonies can carry 12- to 50-year prison sentences if convicted.
Police found 650 capsules of MDMA (Molly), 42.31 grams of raw powdered MDMA, 15 squares of LSD, 1 gram of psychedelic compound DMT, 4.39 grams of marijuana, a .410 shotgun with ammunition, a pill press, scale, baggies and a marijuana pipe.
The street value of the drugs was $50,000. Police also seized $4,200 in cash, computers, electronic equipment and two vehicles, a 2012 Chevy Cruze and a 2001 VW Jetta.
“This couple was very busy,” Antioch Police Chief Craig Somerville said. “This stuff is poison. We are encouraging parents to check their children’s social media. They are talking about this stuff on Facebook and Twitter.
“Parents are urged to do some research into the designer drugs,” he added. “The more you can learn about these substances the better equipped you will be to recognize them and their effects. These drugs can be hidden in plain sight in common items such as ‘Tic Tac’ containers, in any over the counter capsules or dissolved in beverages.”
Both were being held on $50,000 bond and are due in Lake County Circuit Court on Oct. 16.
“We will not let up the pressure on those who deal drugs within our community,” Somerville said. “We will make arrests and seize drug proceeds and property under Illinois asset/forfeiture laws and use that money to finance additional drug enforcement efforts.”
He reported that Antioch police has not encountered MDMA or DMT in local schools, but officials are scheduled to work with the school districts to educate teachers and staff about these drugs and the behaviors of those under the influence.
“Parents need to be on the lookout for extreme mood swings, sudden depressions and extreme irritability. DMT use results in a total detachment from reality intense hallucinations and bizarre behavior,” he said.
Often users consume other substances such as Xanax or Hydrocodone to offset the hyper side effects of MDA and DMT, which can be deadly, Somerville said.
The police department plans to schedule informational meetings regarding these substances at its monthly Neighborhood Watch meetings and through the school districts. Information also will be posted at www.antiochpd.com. The Antioch Police Department can be reached at (847) 395-8585.