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New Lenox Man Caught Holding Heroin During Traffic Stop: Cops

The New Lenox man was pulled over for speeding, police said.

Jesse Mitchell. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Department
Jesse Mitchell. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Department
The New Lenox cops pulled a local man over for speeding and caught him holding heroin, police said.

Jesse Mitchell, 21, of 201 E. Woodlawn Road was arrested on a charge of possession of heroin during an early Wednesday morning traffic stop near the corner of Cedar Road and Otto Drive.

An "officer conducted a traffic stop for speeding and from previous contacts recognized the passenger as Mitchell," police said. "The officer (then) discovered that Mitchell was in possession of Heroin."

Mitchell was taken to the Will County jail where he remains in custody. Mitchell is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond.

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alski June 10, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Excellent job! Get that crap out of our town.
Jonah Trill June 15, 2014 at 08:30 PM
Scumbag
Flora Dora July 03, 2014 at 07:33 AM
It's amazing how many people stopped for speeding are arrested for something else. Not too smart if you're carrying drugs or have a warrent out for you.
New Lenox Citizen July 03, 2014 at 10:07 AM
What a douchebag like Rick Barba. That's awesome! Avoid Barba Concrete (Rick Barba) out of Frankfort/New Lenox. He poured my neighbors drive last October and it cracked in several places and sinking in many others. He is all about quantity not quality. Beware!

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