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Three arrested at Woodstock home on gun, drug charges

WOODSTOCK – Three Woodstock residents with criminal backgrounds were arrested Thursday after authorities found guns and drugs in their home, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office reported.

As part of an ongoing investigation into gang-related activity, authorities Thursday morning searched a home in the 9900 block of McConnell Road in unincorporated Woodstock and found a semi-automatic weapon, pistol, two revolvers, numerous round of ammunition, a digital scale, drug paraphernalia and 3.5 grams of cannabis in the search, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Animal control removed two pit bulls from the home, the statement said.

Lee M. Cruz, 27, was arrested on three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts of unlawful possession of firearm ammunition by a felon, possession of certain dogs by a felon and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cruz already was facing robbery, mob action and battery charges in the robbery and beating of a woman by three men in September in an unincorporated area of Woodstock.

Kevin M. Riley, 31, was arrested on two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, unlawful possession of firearm ammunition, unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and parole violation.

Riley most recently was charged with mob action and battery in August, according to court records.

A third resident of the home, Colleen M. Loud, 22, was charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

The men were being held Thursday at the McHenry County Jail. Loud is free on bond. A fourth person also was taken into custody, was not charged and was released.

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