Antioch-area couple charged in drug bust
Two Antioch Township residents face up to 30 years in prison after being arrested for selling drugs out of the home they share with their three children, authorities said.
Jeremy M. Point, 30, and Audra E. Kilger, 26, of the 40000 block of N. Route 59, were arrested at their home Tuesday afternoon, Antioch Police Chief Craig Somerville said. The home is within 1,000 feet of Emmons Elementary School.
During a recent narcotics investigation, Somerville said, Antioch Police developed information that led to the execution of the search warrant on the couple's home. Officers seized about 16 grams of cocaine, ecstasy, cannabis, numerous narcotic pills, drug paraphernalia. and $1,400 in cash, he said. The cash was seized under the state's Drug Asset Forfeiture Act.
Somerville said all of the items were found in various places throughout the home and could have been easily discovered and taken by any of the three children living there.
The Department of Children and Family Services was notified and will conduct an investigation. Currently, the children -- aged 4, 5, and 11 -- are being cared for by family members, he said.
Point and Kilger were charged with varying counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance without proof of prescriptions and a misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, Somerville said.
Point is held in Lake County jail in lieu of $250,000 bond, while Kilger is held on $50,000 bond, Somerville said. Both are due back in Lake County court April 9.