Crime & Courts

Police: Island Lake men found in possession of cocaine, pills, bullet

A pair of 28-year-old Island Lake men are due in court Thursday after police say they were found in possession of cocaine, pills and a .22 caliber bullet.

Ryan J. Alcina and Blake M. Anderson each face felony drug possession charges in connection with a March 21 run-in with McHenry County Sheriff's Office deputies, according to a criminal complaint. Alcina was arrested March 26 and Anderson was arrested Monday. It's unclear why the pair was arrested days or weeks after the alleged offense.

Both men are charged with possession of less than 15 grams of cocaine, possession of ammunition without a Firearm Owner's Identification card and possession of drug paraphernalia. Alcina additionally is charged with resisting a peace officer, court records show.

The most serious charge against both men is typically punishable by as many as three years in prison.

Police allege both men were in possession of cocaine, four orange pills identified as clonazepam – commonly prescribed as Klonopin – and a yellow tablet later discovered to be diazepam – commonly known as Valium.

It's unclear how officers first made contact with the men, or how the drugs were allegedly discovered. Representatives from the McHenry County Sheriff's Office could not immediately be reached to provide further details.

A judge has appointed the McHenry County Public Defender's office to represent the men.

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