Two people charged with possession of drugs, ammunition near Waukegan High School

  • Kyle C. Matus

    Kyle C. Matus

  • Lillian Serna

    Lillian Serna

Updated 2/13/2015 1:46 PM

Two Waukegan residents face felony charges for possessing drugs within a half block of Waukegan High School's Washington Campus, authorities said Friday.

Kyle C. Matus, 21, and Lillian Serna, 23, have been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance in a school zone, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon/no FOID card, after their arrest Wednesday, Lake County Sheriff's Sgt. Curtis Gregory said.


According to court records, Serna has an address in the 0-100 block of Victory Drive, while Matus resides in the 2500 block of Frolic Avenue.

Detectives from the sheriff's special investigation unit served a search warrant at Serna's residence, Gregory said, and uncovered cannabis, ecstasy, codeine, psilocybin (mushroom) extract, numerous prescription medications, live ammunition, cash and packaging materials during the search.

If found guilty of the most serious crime, the two could be sentenced up to 30 years in prison.

Matus and Serna are each held in Lake County jail on a $50,000 bail. Matus is due back in court Feb. 13, while Serna is due back March 4.

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