Police: Search turns up child pornography, drugs in Fox Lake home

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Joshua S. Hoffman (Left) and Mariah M. Carlos (Right) | Lake County sheriff’s office

A man and woman were arrested Wednesday after police found child pornography, drugs and a firearm in their north suburban Fox Lake home.

Officers executed a search warrant in the 0-100 block of Riverview Avenue, where they found child pornography, a firearm, more than a kilogram of marijuana, LSD, MDMA, psilocybin mushrooms, drug paraphernalia and numerous pills, according to a statement from Lake County sheriff’s office.

Joshua S. Hoffman, 24, was arrested and charged with the following felonies:

  • One count of reproducing child pornography;
  • Seven counts of possessing child pornography;
  • One count of possession of cannabis with intent to deliver;
  • One count of possession of over one thousand grams of cannabis;
  • One count of criminal fortification;
  • One count of possession of a firearm without FOID;
  • One count of possession of LSD;
  • One count of possession of psilocybin mushrooms;
  • One count of possession of MDMA; and
  • One count of possession of numerous pills.

Mariah M. Carlos, 19, was charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver; and possession of over 1,000 grams of cannabis.

Bond was set at $400,000 for Hoffman and $100,000 for Carlos on Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office. Both are scheduled to appear in court Feb. 8.

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