HENNEPIN — Two search warrants were executed simultaneously at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday in Hennepin following a lengthy investigation into the distribution of heroin in Hennepin, according to a news release from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.
The address at 410 Pintail Drive (Hennepin Trailer Court) led to the confiscation of purported heroin (an amount wasn’t available before press time) and items used to package and deliver heroin along with drug paraphernalia and hypodermic needles.
Taken into custody from the address of 410 Pintail Drive was Michael P. Kasperski, 37, of 410 Pintail Drive, who was charged with one count of possession of a hypodermic needle; he was released on a notice to appear.
Further charges may come against Kasperski after review of reports by the Putnam County State’s Attorney and results from the state crime lab. Kasperski is currently out on parole for charges for the sale of heroin.
Toby J. Harper Sr., 40, of 410 Pintail Drive was taken into custody on a La Salle County failure-to-appear warrant for domestic battery. Harper later posted bond and was released with a La Salle County court date.
The raid at 328 Old Hwy 26, Apt. 5 led to the confiscation of purported cannabis (less than 10 grams), items of drug paraphernalia, hypodermic needles and items used for the packaging and delivery of heroin. Taken into custody was Robert W. Kiehn, 63, of 328 Old Hwy 26, Apt. 5, who was charged with criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and charged under the Putnam County local ordinance for possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.
Kiehn was released on a notice to appear and given a Putnam County court date. Further charges may be approved against Kiehn after review of reports by the state’s attorney and results from the state crime lab.
Additional charges against other individuals not listed in this release may be forthcoming.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Putnam County State’s Attorney’s Office, Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, Putnam County EMS, and the Illinois Valley Special Response Team.
Sheriff Kevin Doyle said many hours of investigation went into the charges for the warrants, but the work continues into building a strong case for additional charges.
Doyle said that even during this time of budget constraints on his office, his office will continue fighting to keep the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics out of the community.