Lake Zurich Traffic Arrest Leads to Ecstasy Drug Charges

Lake County Sheriff’s officers arrested Fox Lake man in possession of 342 ecstasy pills on Rte. 12.


A Fox Lake man was arrested on felony drug charges after erratic driving in the Deer Park Town Center parking lot aroused the suspicion of Lake County Special Investigation Unit detectives on Nov. 30, according to  Sergeant Sara Balmes, public information officer for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher Walker, 36, of the 100 Block of Maude Ave. in Fox Lake, was stopped on traffic violations. 

“He wasn’t obeying stop signs in the parking lot,” Balmes said. Detectives followed him as he continued to disobey traffic laws, said Balmes. They stopped him at 7:15 p.m., Nov. 30, near Rte. 12 and Quentin Road, for not signaling before turning

Walker’s actions were highly suspicious alerting detectives to request a K9 from Palatine Police Department, Balmes said.  Prior to the K9’s arrival, Walker told detectives he had ecstasy pills inside the vehicle.  A total of 342 ecstasy pills and $273 were confiscated.  Walker stated he delivered the pills for an unknown subject from Chicago, according to the release. 

Walker was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Delivery of Controlled Substances in addition to traffic offenses.

Walker’s 2005 GMC Sierra is pending forfeiture pursuant to the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.

Walker’s jail bond was set at $100,000.00.  He was released from custody after posting 10 percent of the required bond.  He is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 12. 

DaddyO December 07, 2012 at 02:59 PM
What a bonehead! Everyone knows that when your driving around with a boatload of drugs in the car, you have to signal your turns. …there goes Christmas….


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