On August 4, 2016, during an undercover narcotics operation, the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force arrested Phillip Trotter, 27, of the 2000 block of Glen Flora Avenue, Waukegan.
Trotter arrived at a location in Waukegan where he sold heroin to an undercover gang task force detective. Following the transaction, members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force attempted to apprehend Trotter and he resisted arrest. During the arrest, while Trotter was resisting, one of the task force detectives suffered serious injuries to his ankle. Following the struggle, Trotter was taken into custody without further incident.
Cocaine was recovered from Trotter’s person, which was packaged in a manner indicative of being for sale.
The injured detective was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery to repair the serious injuries to his ankle.
Trotter was subsequently charged with:
Two Counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Class 2 Felonies)
Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Heroin (Class 4 Felony)
Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine (Class 4 Felony)
Resisting Arrest Resulting in Injury (Class 4 Felony)
Trotter is being held at the Lake County Jail on $150,000.00 bail, following a bond hearing on August 5, 2016. His next court date is August 9, 2016, at 1:30PM in courtroom C-120.
Sheriff Curran reminds the public that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.