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Lake County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Group Announces “Record” 2021

(Waukegan, IL)  Lake County Sheriff’s officials have announced that 2021 was a record year for its Special Investigations Group. The group was said to be responsible for seizing nearly $5 million worth of illegal drugs in 2021, including nearly 70 pounds of powder cocaine, 11 pounds of meth, 3 pounds of heroin and more. Authorities say the SIG also took 54 illegally possessed firearms off the streets, helped to dismantle a Lake County street gang, and claimed responsibility for preemptively stopping two drive-by shootings that had been ordered by a gang.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (3-17-22)



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