On February 19, 2019, at approximately 11:30AM, members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force arrested Angel A. Castro, 22, a documented street-gang member of the 1200 block of Barberry Lane, Round Lake Beach.
Gang Task Force Detectives conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Castro in the area of North Fairfield Road and Lake Shore Drive, Round Lake Heights. During the traffic stop detectives learned Castro didn’t have a driver’s license and he was arrested. Detectives subsequently found Castro in possession of ecstasy and cocaine.
Castro was arrested and transported to the Lake County Jail. He was charged with:
Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Class X Felony – Ecstasy)
Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Class 1 Felony – Cocaine)
Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class 1 Felony - Ecstasy)
Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class 4 Felony – Cocaine)
Castro remains held at the Lake County Jail on $75,000.00 bail. He is next due in court on March 13, 2019 at 1:30PM.
Sheriff John Idleburg said, “Like I’ve said before, I am making it a priority to identify and arrest drug pushers in our communities. The primary responsibility of the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force is to intercept these poisons before they make it into the hands of others, while holding drug pushers accountable. Criminal gang activity and illegal drugs have no place here in Lake County.”
Sheriff Idleburg reminds the community all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.