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Posted on: March 31, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Zion Man Possessing Significant Amounts of Heroin, Cocaine Arrested


On Friday, March 29, 2019, the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force concluded an investigation which resulted in the arrest of Robert Windom III, 37, of the 2900 block of Ezra Avenue, Zion.  

Members of the Sheriff’s Gang Task Force, Sheriff’s Tactical Response Team, and Zion Police Department conducted a search warrant at Windom’s residence.  During the search they recovered over 260 grams of heroin, over 180 grams of cocaine, over 220 grams of cannabis, and a firearm.  

Windom was subsequently arrested and charged with:

Two Counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Class X Felonies)

Two Counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class 1 Felonies)

Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon (Class 3 Felony)

Unlawful Possession of Cannabis (Class 4 Felony)

Following a bond hearing, Windom’s bond was set at $250,000.00.  He posted bail and was released pending a return court date of April 4, 2019, at 9:00AM in courtroom T110.

Sheriff John Idleburg said, “I couldn’t have made my warnings to drug pushers any clearer – if you think you can sell your deadly poisons in our community, you’re wrong.  Our Gang Task Force is going to actively pursue drug pushers and they’re not going to stop – so, if you make the unwise decision to sell drugs, expect to be found and arrested.”

Sheriff Idleburg reminds the public all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  

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