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Crime & Courts

Wonder Lake man facing two sets of heroin charges has bond revoked

Brian M. Freund
Brian M. Freund

WOODSTOCK — A Wonder Lake man facing serious drug charges from two arrests in less than seven months will remain in custody without bond until his case is resolved.

Brian Freund was arrested Feb. 1 while out on bond for allegedly selling heroin. McHenry County Sheriff's Police Narcotics Task Force detectives made undercover heroin purchases from Freund after learning that he was allegedly selling drugs again after his first arrest in July.

Assistant State's Attorney John Gibbons, who is also chief of the criminal division, filed a motion this week requesting a hearing after learning that Brian M. Freund, 30, was attempting to raise funds for his $500,000 bond through his narcotics supplier. They had also filed a motion requesting that his original bond be revoked.

Assistant State's Attorney Mary Ann Scholl said Wednesday she and Freund's attorney, Hank Sugden, agreed to revoke Freund's bond in each of his arrests.

Freund was first arrested on felony drug charges after members of the task force searched a McHenry residence and recovered about 180 grams of heroin, two scales, packaging materials and $963. He turned himself in and posted $150,000 bond.

Prosecutors filed a motion in August 2016 arguing that based on the defendant's state of employment and his minimal earnings, any funds used to post bond may not be from a legitimate source. McHenry County Judge Michael Feetterer rejected $60,000 that Freund initially produced for bail questioning the source, but he eventually was able to post bond that was accepted.

Freund is facing charges including unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church, a Class 1 felony; unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class X felony; unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony; violation of bail bond, a Class A misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

If convicted of the most serious charge Freund could spend up to 30 years in prison.

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