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Nine pounds of pot seized near McHenry; 3 arrested

McHENRY – Three Lake County residents were arrested and about $34,000 in marijuana was seized after police say they observed a drug deal.

Following a tip,McHenry County sheriff's officers set up surveillance near Route 120 and Chapel Hill Road, near McHenry, and saw two vehicles, with the occupant of one carrying a bag of marijuana, according to a news release.

Arrested without incident were Max Barraza, 22, of 330 S. Litchfield Drive, Round Lake; Alexander De Los Santos, 39, of 521 N. Pine St., Waukegan; and Michelle B. Luzar, 26, of 25962 W. Marquette Drive, Ingleside.

Charges against them include unlawful delivery of marijuana and calculated criminal drug conspiracy.

Authorities said they seized about nine pounds of marijuana valued at about $34,000 and drug paraphernalia from one vehicle. They also seized a 2006 Infiniti.

– Sarah Sutschek

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