As the county puts more of an emphasis on combatting heroin use, why hasn't an accused heroin dealer been picked up for his warrant?
The answer is easy: He is currently sitting in a Cook County jail for unrelated charges.
Every week, we highlight a few residents who have active warrants for their arrest with the Will County Sheriff's Department. This week, we offer an explanation for one man with a warrant that can't be served.
Corey O. Myers, 26, is wanted on a charge of the manufacture/delivery of heroin. His bail was set at $100,000, and his last known address was in the 800 block of South Pine Street. The warrant was issued Feb. 10, 2012.
When Will County police went to serve the warrant Feb. 12, they learned Myers was in a Cook County jail.
Myers' name was published in the March 4 edition of Arrest Warrants, and at the time it seemed odd there wasn't more of an emphasis on the crime of which he was accused. Recently, Will County officials have made it clear
Will County has about 10,000 active warrants to deal with every day, so only certain ones rise to a priority, said Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer.
A few years ago, the public questioned the Sheriff's Department's dedication to serving warrants. Since then, the department set up the ability to search for active warrants in a given area. If an officer isn't following a call now, he or she will often serve a warrant in their area of patrol.
With the high volume of warrants, it raises the question whether a heroin warrant should be considered high-priority. Hoffmeyer said the priority typically goes to violent crimes, including assault and domestic battery.
The information above should not be construed as authority to apprehend anyone yourself. Any information regarding warrants should be passed on to the at 815-727-8575 or the Sheriff's Office tip line. Check back to Patch next week for more people wanted in New Lenox.