Another Local Business Goes Up in Smoke

About 47 pounds of marijuana were reportedly seized during a raid on a north suburban Lake Villa home.

Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group officials said Thursday the raid was conducted Monday following an investigation that began in early May, when agents reportedly developed information about "a large amount of drugs" coming out of the residence.

Along with the pot, which carries an estimated street value of $70,500, authorities said they seized eight ounces of cocaine, which has an estimated street value of $12,000.

Arrested and charged with three Class X felonies each were 37-year-old Jason M. Keeley, who lived in the home; 41-year-old Manuel Mata, of McHenry; and 29-year-old Jennifer Hroma, of Lake Villa.

All three were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver; unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver; and three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

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