Traffic stop leads to ecstasy arrest in Lake Zurich
Christopher Walker / photo from Lake County Sheriff's Dept.
Updated: December 11, 2012 11:11PM
LAKE ZURICH — A traffic stop of a pickup that was being driven erratically last week in Lake Zurich resulted in police finding nearly 350 ecstasy pills.
At about 7:15 p.m. Nov. 30, Lake County Sheriff’s Special Investigation Unit detectives pulled over Christopher Walker’s 2005 GMC Sierra for violating several traffic laws near Route 12 and North Quentin Road in Lake Zurich, a release from the sheriff’s office said.
Walker’s actions were highly suspicious, according to police, so detectives requested a K-9 from a neighboring department. Prior to the dog’s arrival, Walker told detectives he had ecstasy pills in the truck, the release said.
Police found a total of 342 pills and $273 in cash, which were confiscated, the release said. Walker told police he was delivering the pills for an unknown person from Chicago.
Walker, 36, of the first block of Maude Avenue in Fox Lake, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substances, in addition to traffic offenses, according to police.
The GMC Sierra is pending forfeiture pursuant to the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
Walker’s bond was set at $100,000 and he was released after posting 10 percent bail. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 12 in Waukegan. ~.