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Woodstock man charged with possession of sedatives, needles

CRYSTAL LAKE – A 48-year-old Woodstock man was arrested Friday after police said they found him with two different prescription sedatives and dozens of hypodermic needles.

Police issued a warrant for Raymond D. Zwiefka’s arrest in March 2016 after officers said he had less than 30 grams of Xanax, Klonopin and 33 hypodermic needles.

A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County stated that police also found the man with a “metallic spoon,” which they believe would be used to do drugs.

Crystal Lake police, who filed the complaint, could not be reached to comment on how they came in contact with Zwiefka.

McHenry County court records show that officers tried to arrest him on a warrant in April but were unsuccessful.

Zwiefka, of the 14400 block of Kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock, is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of hypodermic needles. The most serious charge, possession of a controlled substance, typically is punishable by one to three years in prison.

Zwiefka’s bond is set at $15,000, meaning he would need to post $1,500 to be released from the McHenry County Jail, jail records show.

He was due in court Saturday, when he could be appointed a public defender.

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