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Barrington man charged with marijuana trafficking

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 4:38 p.m. CDT

BARRINGTON – The McHenry County Sheriff's Office arrested a Barrington man in addition to two other individuals allegedly involved in a marijuana trafficking ring this month.

Larry A. Thompson, 52, of the 400 block of East Lake Shore Drive, Barrington, was charged with unlawful marijuana trafficking, unlawful delivery of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana April 15 with a bond set at $75,000, according to a news release from the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.

On April 7, members of the McHenry County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Task Force, Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group, and Union Police Department investigated a report of suspicious packages delivered to an address in the 6300 block of Main Street, Union, according to the release.

During the course of the investigation, Sheriff's Office Narcotics detectives searched the Union residence and seized about four pounds of high-grade marijuana, packaging material and a scale, according to the release.

Lake County MEG agents assisted in searching Thompson's residence and seized an additional two pounds of high-grade marijuana. Linda and Stephan Rednez, of Union, were charged April 8 with unlawful possession of marijuana.

The Sheriff's Office estimated the street value of the marijuana seized during the investigation to be about $27,000. Defendants are scheduled to appear in court April 25.

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