Couple charged with dealing heroin, cocaine

Two people have been charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver after Forest Park police reported recovering 18.2 grams of heroin and 7.7 grams of cocaine inside a backpack in the trunk of a car during a traffic stop on May 2 about 7:20 p.m.

A Forest Park police officer reported seeing a woman walk up to, and away from, a 2002 Buick in the parking lot of CVS, 7216 Circle Ave., which police referred to as a “high narcotics activity area.”

Shortly afterward, police stopped the Buick as it traveled southbound on Harlem Avenue because a child in the backseat was not wearing a seatbelt. The driver was identified as Tiffany L. Mohr, 25, of Chicago. Sitting in the passenger seat was Lazerick T. Smith, 37, of Glendale Heights. Three children between the ages of 6 and 15 were in the back seat of the car.

Police learned that Mohr’s driver’s license was suspended, an offense for which she was arrested. An officer reported he was granted permission by Mohr to check the vehicle for anything illegal.

In the trunk was a backpack containing two plastic bags filled with 98 capsules holding a white powder, determined to be heroin. Police also reported recovering a plastic bag containing 10 small, knotted bags of an off-white powder, determined to be cocaine.

Police reported recovering $591 in cash from Smith during a custodial search at the Forest Park police station.

In addition to the drug charges, Mohr was charged with three counts of endangering the life of a child, driving with a suspended license and cited for a safety belt violation. Smith was also charged with three counts of endangering the life of a child.

At a court hearing following their arrest, a Cook County judge set each of their bonds at $100,000. They have a May 7 hearing at the Maybrook courthouse.

Out of gas, fleeing police

A 21-year-old Chicago man faces felony charges of fleeing and eluding police after he led officers on a car chase through Forest Park and Oak Park on the morning of May 1.

Police were attempting to pull over a black 2006 A4 on Roosevelt Road near Thomas Avenue about 7:55 a.m. after an officer reported seeing the driver, identified as Terris L. Williams, commit several traffic violations.

Williams pulled into the Citgo gas station at 7400 Roosevelt Road and took off after a police officer got out of his squad car to talk with him. According to police, Williams blew through several stops signs and lights, made an illegal U-turn and reached speeds up to 80 mph in a school zone while fleeing through Oak Park.

The Audi ran out of gas in the 600 block of South Ridgeland Avenue in Oak Park and Williams fled on foot but was captured while hiding under some bushes in the 600 block of South Elmwood Avenue.

Retail theft

A 50-year-old Forest Park woman with prior convictions for robbery and theft by deception faces felony retail theft charges after she allegedly stole two boxes of Prilosec, a heartburn medicine, from the CVS store at 7216 Circle Ave. on May 3 about 8 a.m.

According to the police report, Tracey Adger had entered the store earlier that morning and unsuccessfully attempted to purchase some items using a credit card. Adger reportedly left the area in a black Ford Explorer, only to return several minutes later. 

Entering the store a second time, Adger reportedly took two boxes of the medication and placed them inside her purse while selecting other items to purportedly pay for separately. That transaction was never completed and Adger left the store with the Prilosec still inside her purse, according to police.

She was detained by a CVS security guard and held for police. Adger reportedly told police she took the Prilosec to sell at a store located near Central Avenue and Lake Street in Chicago and that she used that money to pay for prescription medications.

Truck break-in

A 37-year-old woman contacted Forest Park police to report that her Samsung Rugby cellphone was stolen from the dashboard of her 2003 Dodge Ram pickup truck, which was parked in the parking lot of Walmart, 1300 Desplaines Ave., on May 3 prior to 6:20 p.m.

The woman told police that the rear driver’s side door of the truck was unlocked.

Team flag stolen

Someone, perhaps a fan looking to fly the colors prior to the Chicago Blackhawks’ playoff game, Sunday night, stole a red and black Blackhawks flag and the walking stick it was attached to from the front porch of a residence in the 900 block of Circle Avenue during the overnight hours of May 2-3. The loss was estimated at $150.

 These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, April 27 to May 3, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.

—Compiled by Bob Uphues