20130926 - Heroin Roundup Sheriff ride along - nwherald

Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Holding recovered paraphernalia, police officers guide a suspect out of her apartment in the Willow Brooke Apartments in Woodstock Thursday September 26, 2013. Because of various health concerns related to heroin users, officers must wear gloves, as well as other precautions, while searching a suspect's home. Some suspects have such bad cases of MRSA that roundups like these are not adequately safe for officers to make an arrest, and other actions are then required. At least 35 officers from Woodstock, Lake in the Hills, McHenry Sheriffs department, and the U.S. Marshall's Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force went to 20 different locations around McHenry county Thursday morning to arrest suspects with drug-related felony warrants. These types of criminal roundups are clustered together in order to use these resources in a cost effective manner. Today, 16 of the 20 warrants ended in arrests, and at least 10 will now have additional charges based on the recovery of paraphernalia and other charges.