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updated: 2/10/2012 7:40 PM

Round Lake Park man accused of having heroin, Ecstasy

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A Round Lake Park man was charged with possessing and delivering heroin and Ecstasy with a nearly $12,500 street value Friday, authorities said.

Round Lake Park Police Chief George Filenko said 196 Ecstasy pills and about 15 grams of heroin were found last month in a trailer home on the 700 block of Treeview Lane where Matthew LaFlamme, 31, has lived with his father.

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Filenko said LaFlamme was charged Friday after positive test results for the drugs were received from the Northeastern Regional Crime Laboratory in Vernon Hills.

LaFlamme was to be held in the Round Lake Park police lockup until his bond hearing Saturday in Lake County circuit court.

Filenko said police became aware of LaFlamme when an emergency call was received at 2:55 a.m. Jan. 4

LaFlamme's father was driving his son and a 30-year-old woman to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after they apparently started overdosing, police said. The father called 911 when the pair's condition worsened near Route 134 and Porter Drive in Round Lake Park, Filenko said.

Filenko said police received permission to search the trailer on Jan. 4 and found the Ecstasy pills and heroin, along with pipes and 1,000 clear capsules. The chief said investigators believe LaFlamme combined the Ecstasy and heroin in the capsules for sale.

"It's a business move," Filenko said of using fillers with the heroin, according to police.

Police said an estimated $12,282 street value was attached to the drugs LaFlamme is accused of possessing and delivering. He was arrested Thursday when he visited the Round Lake Park police station to retrieve personal belongings seized by officers Jan. 4.

Filenko said LaFlamme was at home May 17, 2011, when he watched his 32-year-old brother die within minutes of injecting heroin. A 25-year-old man was charged with drug-induced homicide and delivery of a controlled substance in the death of Steven M. LaFlamme, police said.

Matthew LaFlamme is charged with felonies carrying a potential prison sentence of six to 30 years.

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