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McCullom Lake resident pleads guilty 
to possession of heroin

WOODSTOCK – A McCullom Lake man pleaded guilty to possession of heroin Tuesday and was sentenced to 180 days in jail. The drug was found during a traffic stop.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Intelligence Led Policing Unit made the stop at 12:11 p.m. Sept. 20 near Route 120 and Chapel Hill Road.

A police dog indicated the presence of narcotics and a search of the vehicle and its occupants turned up 15 heroin capsules with an estimated street value of $300, authorities said.

Joseph A. Justes, 53, of 4701 McCullom Lake Road, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Justes also was ordered to complete one year of conditional discharge and pay $1,778 in fines, costs and fees.

– Sarah Sutschek

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