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Lake County Man Arrested for Allegedly Selling Undercover Police Drugs

Lake County Man Arrested for Allegedly Selling Undercover Police Drugs: In Lake County, a 27-year-old man was detained after it was claimed that he frequently supplied ecstasy tablets to undercover police investigators. The charges against Cicero resident Raul A. Medina, 27, include two counts of possessing a controlled substance and making or supplying ecstasy.

According to court documents, the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group detained Medina on January 13. According to Timothy Niehus, an undercover police officer in Lake County, a meeting was made up on Snapchat on December 30.

Medina was to be met at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake so the police could buy MDMA pills from her. Niehus stated during a bond hearing that they met, and the officer bought MDMA tablets. Field testing on the tablets was successful.

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Medina and the undercover cop were scheduled for a second meeting on January 13. According to Niehus, the officer paid $250 to Medina for 30 MDMA pills. Officers detained him there where the buy took place, the Hyatt Regency in Deerfield.

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The charge against Medina that carries the maximum penalty of up to 30 years in jail is a Class X felony. Medina was ordered to be jailed under a $50,000 bond by Lake County Judge Patricia Cornell. Medina posted $5,000 in cash and was granted release from the Lake County Jail. On March 9, a preliminary hearing will take place.