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updated: 9/27/2013 7:48 PM

16 arrested on drug charges in McHenry County sweep

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A warrant sweep by the McHenry County Sheriff's Office this week resulted in the arrests of 16 individuals on drug charges, authorities said Friday.

The sweep took place Thursday around the county, and it involved several local and federal agencies including the sheriff's office, the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, Lake in the Hills Police Department and Woodstock Police Department.

Sheriff's office investigators obtained 21 felony drug arrest warrants before the drug sweep, and as of Friday afternoon, 16 of those suspects had been taken into custody, authorities said.

Those arrested on charges of unlawful delivery and possession of a controlled substance include: Phillip R. Abernathy, 34, of Woodstock; Joellen Bukowski, 49, of Woodstock; Cathy L. Jenkins, 56, of Woodstock; Gayle M. Joyner, 31, of Woodstock; Maredion A. Krotky, 32, of McHenry; Anthony P. Mazur, 25, of McHenry; Miguel J. Pintor, 30, of Woodstock; Orlando P. Riley, 55, of Woodstock; Luis A. Ruiz, 28, of Algonquin; Thomas R. Wilcox, 23, of Cary; and Joshua T. Wilson, 29, of Woodstock.

Norman Brown, 26, of Chicago, was charged with unlawful delivery and possession of a controlled substance, in addition to unlawful criminal drug conspiracy.

Aaron A. Wahl, 25, of Wonder Lake, was charged with unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and unlawful possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Taylor L. Arvidson, 21, of Lake in the Hills, and a 17-year-old juvenile from Woodstock were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Dominic X. Glover, 27, of McHenry, was charged with unlawful delivery of a look-alike substance.

Authorities said similar warrant sweep operations would be conducted in the future.

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