Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Lake County Democrats Deny Link to Cocaine Trafficking

The News Sun reported yesterday that the Waukegan building which is the home to the Lake County Democratic Organization was raided last week by police looking for drugs. Two men were arrested and one was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

"The aim is to restore the quality of life to the neighborhood ... All infractions, all search warrants for criminal activity, are forwarded to community policing and the city housing departments, said Sgt. Michael Rauschenberger of the Waukegan Police Department's narcotics unit.

Lake County Democrats have vehemently denied being directly involved with the sale of illegal narcotics, including the crack cocaine being sold from the building. "It had nothing to do with us," said Peter Couvall, vice chairman of the party.

At this point, police have not uncovered evidence that Lake County Democrats were directly profiting from the sale of crack cocaine. Several calls placed to their office were not answered and went directly to voicemail.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you think the Democratic platform made so much sense to them?

11:43 AM  

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