Two Lakemoor residents arrested on multiple drug charges

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Two Lakemoor residents have been arrested on multiple heroin-related drug charges in the northwestern suburb.

Nicholas M. Koczor, 30, and Elizabeth A. Schwartz, 36, were both charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, delivery of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance, all felonies, according to a statement from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

On Tuesday, investigators from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Police Narcotics Task Force saw Koczor and Schwartz “make a narcotics transaction,” and stopped their 2002 Pontiac Grand Am in the area of Illinois Route 31 and Blake Drive in McHenry, police said.

The investigators, who conducted a two-month, undercover investigation into the pair, searched the car and found 2.5 grams of heroin, one gram of cannabis and $100, police said.

The next day, investigators were granted a vehicle seizure warrant on a 2001 Nissan Xterra, which they located in driveway of the pair’s home in the 300 block of Rand Road in Lakemoor. Investigators found 28 grams of heroin, two grams of cannabis, methadone, needles and $540.

In total, the investigators found 33 grams of heroin, three grams of cannabis and $650. The estimated street value of the heroin is $6,600, according to the statement.

Schwartz was ordered held at the McHenry County Jail on a $15,000 bond and Koczor was ordered held on a $10,000 bond. They are both next scheduled to appear in court Friday.

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