• An undercover drug operation in the Woodstock area Friday resulted in two arrests, as well as the seizure of drugs that had a street value of $75,000, a gun and several automobiles, police said. According to a police report, members of the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Woodstock Police Department made two separate traffic stops in the Woodstock area and executed a search warrant in the 1900 block of Julie Street. Police seized more than a kilogram of cocaine, 512 grams of marijuana, $13,831 in cash, two digital scales, packaging materials, a handgun, ammunition, as well as a 1994 Ford Mustang, a 1996 Plymouth Voyager, a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, a 2003 Lincoln Navigator, a 2003 Ford F-150 Lightning, a 2004 Dodge Neon and a 2005 Honda, police said.
According to Sgt. Mike Muraski of the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, the vehicles were "purchased via ill gotten gains," and the Chrysler and Plymouth had various amounts of cocaine inside them.
Arrested were: Rafael Perez-Serrato, 46, and Ismael Ayala, 31, both of the 1900 block of Julie Street, police said. Perez-Serrato was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, one count of controlled substance trafficking, one count of unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana, according to a police report. Ayala was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of marijuana, police said. Bail was set at $650,000 for Perez-Serrato and at $300,000 for Ayala. Both men are due in court April 1.
• Rafael Rodriguez, 19, of the 100 block of Austin Avenue, Carpentersville, was charged Saturday with possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana, according to a police report. He was arrested in the 1000 block of East Algonquin Road and was released from jail after posting $150 bond. He has an April 24 court date.
• A 14-year-old girl from Lake in the Hills and two 13-year-old girls from Huntley were charged Sunday with retail theft, police said. They were arrested in the 1400 block of South Randall Road and petitioned to juvenile court in McHenry County.
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