Breaking News Bar
updated: 11/8/2012 2:41 PM

Son of Gurnee mayor pleads guilty Thursday to possession of cannabis

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
 

The son of Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik has pleaded guilty in Lake County court to one count of possession of cannabis, prosecutors said Thursday.

Jared Kovarik, 19, of the 0 to 100 block of Silo Court in Gurnee, must serve one year on court supervision and pay court costs after pleading guilty to the misdemeanor charge, Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Paul Bishop said.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

In addition, Jared Kovarik must complete a substance abuse course at the College of Lake County and 30 hours of public service, Bishop said.

Jarek Kovarik also was charged with possession of a fake I.D. when police arrested him and four friends outside of KeyLime Cove in late June, Bishop said. However, the state was willing to drop the fraudulent ID charge in exchange for the guilty plea on cannabis possession, Bishop added.

Authorities were called to the water park off Dilley's Road after security guards found Kovarik and four others in the parking lot with a green leafy substance believed to be cannabis, police said.

Officials said the call started as a suspicious vehicle complaint for five individuals in two cars when security guards noted a strong odor of cannabis from inside a vehicle, police said.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here