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Tip leads to driver’s bust in Fox Lake for heroin

Brian Antoniak

Brian Antoniak

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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.

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