The large amount of vehicle traffic to a home in Crystal Lake, Illinois has neighbors and "tipsters" concerned...They were right. ShawLocal

What will go down as one of the largest drug busts in Crystal Lake, Il history was part of a "cross country drug ring."

All hours of the day and night, cars made their way to this Crystal lake home...That had people questioning what was going on. There was a white van with Oregon license plates that made frequent stops...hmm.

TSM Rockford
TSM Rockford

This investigation went on for a few years, and finally officers made their move. The three men busted include two from Huntley, and one from Lake in the Hills, Illinois. One of their associates (one of these vans) was stopped in Nebraska and it turned up around  $260,000 in cash, drug ledgers, cell phones, receipts and a package that was addressed to one of the men at the Crystal Lake home.

During an interview with the man driving the van, he admitted that the $260,000 found in the van was in fact tied to marijuana. The money was apparently on it's way to Oregon.

TSM Rockford
TSM Rockford

Along with this home in Crystal Lake being tied to lots of drugs, they also had money laundering going on.

The drug bust at the Crystal Lake home was known as, "Lilla’s Drug Trafficking Organization" Prosecutors are attempting to recover:

  • $1 million in cash
  • Bank accounts
  • Homes
  • Vehicles
  • Tools
  • Jewelry

Marijuana and lots of it appear to be the main drug sold.



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