20130926 - Heroin Roundup Sheriff ride along - nwherald

Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Just after 5 a.m., police gather to listen to a U.S. Marshall's debriefing Thursday September 26, 2013. A large amount of man-power is required for an operation like the roundup that takes place soon after the debriefing. For the safety of the officers, some of whom work undercover, their faces are kept out of the images. 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.