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posted: 9/10/2012 8:16 PM

5 charged after Lake in the Hills drug bust

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Five people were arrested and charged with drug-related offenses after police found about $4,500 worth of heroin and cannabis at a Lake in the Hills home.

Members of the McHenry County sheriff's department and Lake in the Hills Police Department conducted a two-week narcotics investigation, culminating with a search warrant executed Sept. 6 at a home on the 500 block of Delaware Drive, police announced Monday.

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During a search of the home, officers found 15.2 grams of heroin, approximately 2.5 grams of cannabis, and syringes, packaging material, grinders and digital scales, according to the sheriff's department.

Investigators also had a felony narcotics arrest warrant for Timothy R. Hastings, 28, who lived at the home that was searched.

Authorities charged Hastings, as well as Norman Brown, 24, of the 6600 block of N. Damen Avenue, Chicago; Ishamel C. Bailey, 31, of the 7800 block of S. Normal Avenue, Chicago; Joseph D. Whithair, 21, of the 200 block of Foxford Drive, Cary; and Rahim B. Conda, of the 400 block of E. Douglas Avenue, Bloomington, with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and possession of cannabis. Brown was also charged with a parole violation.

Brown, Bailey and Conda are being held in lieu of $80,000 bail, while Hastings is being held on $40,000 bail. Whithair posted the required $7,000 of his $70,000 bail, according to online records.

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