Kane County authorities have charged three people various felonies in a scheme to illegally obtain prescription drugs and painkillers.
Kane County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Pat Gengler said the arrests were made Oct. 10 after an investigation by the department’s Special Operations Unit and South Elgin Police.
“Here we have people who are more likely than not making their own prescriptions at home and driving to the nearest pharmacy,” Gengler said. “They can sell these for $20 a pill. That’s a pretty good markup.”
Gengler said authorities made two arrests after traffic stops late last week in South Elgin.
Robert Shilling-Bagley, 39, of the 600 block of Page Avenue, Elgin, was arrested at about 11:15 a.m. at Stearns Road and McLean Boulevard and authorities found three oxycodone pills in his vehicle, along with two bogus prescription forms, Gengler said.
Shilling-Bagley faces felony charges of possession of counterfeit prescription forms, possessing prescription forms without a license and possession of a controlled substance.
Keith Knigge, 39, of 4200 block of North Lake Road, Antioch, was arrested at about 11:30 a.m. at McLean and Spring Street in South Elgin, and authorities found 240 hydrocodone pills in his car, Gengler said.
Knigge faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The most serious charge, if convicted, carries a prison term of up to five years, but probation also is an option.
Later that day, authorities went to the home of Suzanne E. Rostek, 34, in the 0-99 block of Lilac Court, South Elgin, and arrested her, Gengler said.
No pills were found, but she is charged with eight counts of possession of counterfeit prescription and two counts of possession of a prescription form while not being licensed, Gengler said.
Authorities believe she was printing bogus prescription forms at her home, Gengler said.
Rostek and Shilling-Bagley face up to three years in prison if convicted, with probation an option.
All three have been released after posting bond and are due in court Oct. 25.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.