Heroin Possession Nets Felony Arrest; Police Blotter

Domestic battery charges lands man in Will County Jail.

An 18-year-old New Lenox man stopped for a simple traffic violation on Oct. 3 landed in Will County Jail when police discovered he was allegedly in possession of heroin. 

According the report, police stopped a car driven by Zachary Duncan, of the 300 block of Sunset Trail, in the area of Northgate and Stonegate Roads. After it was discovered that he was allegedly carrying police say the substance they "field tested" came up positive for heroin.

Duncan was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, between 15-100 grams. He was taken to Will County Jail and booked. He posted $1,500, which is 10 percent of the set bond.

Domestic Battery Results in Arrest

A 42-year-old Chicago man was charged Oct. 4 with domestic battery and criminal damage to property. He was taken to Will County Jail. 

Police say they were called to assist someone in a a parked car in the 800 block of W. Maple Street. According to the report, two adults on thier way home got into an argument while driving. The driver pulled over to park and one person was hit.

Consequently. Leroy McKelker was arrested and taken to Will County Jail. As of Oct. 5, he remains in jail. Bond is set at $10,000.

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Glenn Brooks October 06, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Zach is such a good boy... comes from a great family... it wan't his heroin... C'mon- let's hear it. Dude is a dealer with that much smack in his backpack. Why such a low bond for intent quantities is unusual. Leroy is part Indian I guess- Irapaho.
Bobby Breeze October 06, 2012 at 02:45 PM
The bond is 150,000 of which 10% is all that i srequired to be posted. In the event he violates his bail bond (curfew, traffic, etc) his bond will be revoked and will then be required to post the full 150K if he wants to await trial at home. This system was set up by the Illinois Supreme Court and is afforded to every offender in the state. The bond this kid received is actually pretty high considering it's his first offense. Most walk out of court with an I-Bond (signature bond) for similar offenses. It is what it is....
lala October 06, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Of course he is a good boy! I am guessing a) it wasn't his back pack or b) the police planted it or c) he had a bad childhood. Great job NLPD! Perhaps his arrest saved the life of child from an overdose.
Susan October 06, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Wasn't his first offense. Check the Will County Clerk of Circuit Court's web-site. This young-man has problems.
JM of NL October 06, 2012 at 06:42 PM
He was his parents problem until he turned 18. Now he's our problem. "Here you go taxpayers, he's all yours" $$$$ Thanks allot!.
SC October 06, 2012 at 07:37 PM
it is so sad that heroine is so common among youth and adults. i have met zach and he is a great kid that has made a few mistakes. hopefully he and his acquaintances take this experience and realize that it is time to make some lifestyle changes.
lala October 07, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Greats kids don't sell drugs. Checking the Will County Clerk of Circuit Court's website, he was on court supervision for possession of pot. Yes, he sounds like a great kid indeed. Parents need to wake up to the fact that pot is usually a stepping stone to the harder drugs.
Stupid New Lenox People October 08, 2012 at 05:38 AM
Why is it that ADULTS such as yourselves feel the need to comment on a teenager's screw up? you people are completely stupid, and quite frankly immature. "great kids don't sell drugs." 50$ says your kid has some pot on him or her right now. maybe quit putting your fat nose in everyone else's business and looking up a poor kid who was targeted for so long by the police and instead look at your own children. you are a blind fool to live in this town and not believe your kids are doing drugs.
Tim October 08, 2012 at 03:54 PM
You equate some weed with 150-to-1000 doses of heroin? This isn't a 'screw-up' - it's what we call a f-e-l-o-n-y. We don't want this crap in OUR town. It is OUR business when we have a heroin pusher in our midst. Poor drug dealer- targeted by the police. Wahhh Wahhh.
SC October 08, 2012 at 08:31 PM
It makes me sick to hear you bashing this young man. If you could go undercover at the new lenox high schools, you would realize that we have a serious drug problem in this town. nowadays, it is surprising for a teenager to tell his or her friends that they do not drink or do some kind of drug. might as well insult the entire student body while you are at it.
Ann Piasecki October 08, 2012 at 08:47 PM
I agree with "SC." Some of the comments have turned into personal attacks. The focus has got to be on prevention and drying up the market for heroin. I'm talking with New Lenox Police Chief Bob Sterba tonight to talk about the immediate situation and how the community can come together on this issue. Look for a story later this week in Patch.
Will County Resident October 09, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Ok, but I'm not happy to pay taxes to keep people off the streets just because they want to fill their body with junk. Maybe you can pay for it, and I can get an exemption on my taxes so I don't have to support this idiocy.
Ann Piasecki October 17, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Thanks for your comments. It seems the conversation has run its course. No more comments will be accepted.


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