Three members of a Barrington family were charged this week as part of a multijurisdictional drug investigation that followed a complicated trail of evidence through two states and four suburban counties.
Mark Bopp, 52, of the 200 block of Lincoln in Barrington, and his brother, Craig Bopp, 54, of the 700 block of Prospect in Barrington, face charges of manufacture and delivery of between 500 and 2,000 grams of marijuana, possession of between 500 and 2,000 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mark Bopp's son, Adam Bopp, 23, of the 200 block of Lincoln in Barrington, is charged with the manufacture and delivery of less than 500 grams of marijuana, possession of less than 500 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and animal cruelty.
Des Plaines police Cmdr. Bill Prim said the animal cruelty charge stems from the discovery of animal parts in Adam Bopp's room. Police did not disclose further details of that charge.
All three men have been released on bond, but Adam Bopp is due Friday at the Cook County courthouse in Rolling Meadows on a separate charge of probation violation.
The arrests were the result of a collaboration among several law enforcement agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, the North Central Narcotics Task Force in McHenry County and Barrington and Des Plaines police, Prim said.
The investigation began with information developed in Naperville, which led to arrests and drug seizures in Kenosha County, Wis., he said. Information obtained there indicated drug trafficking activity throughout the North and Northwest suburbs.
A subsequent raid on a storage unit in Algonquin led to charges in McHenry County against Mark and Craig Bopp, Prim said.
Des Plaines police were involved with the charges against Adam Bopp and his appearance in bond court Thursday at the Cook County courthouse.
The investigation, which also has spanned to Lake County, is ongoing, Prim said.