Bartlett police bust alleged 'family drug store'

July 14, 2011 4:44:19 PM PDT
A northwest suburban family of four -- mother, father, son and daughter -- is being held in the DuPage County lockup following a drug bust.

Bartlett police tell the ABC 7 I-Team they had received an anonymous complaint about the Schoenwolf's home. They put the home under surveillance and moved in at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday with a search warrant for the house and a nearby car. Police call it an "undercover illegal drug investigation."

Rick Schoenwolf, 50; his wife, Kimberly, 46; and their children Staci, 20, and Eric, 18, were taken into custody. Rick is charged with possession of illegal painkillers, marijuana, pipes, bongs and a pair of guns. Police say a shotgun and rifle they seized didn't have a state firearm's card.

Kimberly is charged with possession of cocaine after a bag of coke found in the house, according to detectives.

Staci, who wrote on her facebook page that she wants to be a teacher, is charged with possessing 11 bags of marijuana and an inventory of drug equipment, as well as a ledger police say she used for drug sales.

Eric is charged with possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms and drug paraphernalia. Police say they recovered bags of narcotic mushrooms in the home.

Staci's boyfriend, Shade Dern, 22, was also arrested. He faces marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges and is free on $1,500 bond.

The Schoenwolf family is in jail with various bail amounts set for each, totaling $65,000. Court hearings are set for August 8th and 9th.

DuPage County prosecutors say those arrested do not have criminal records.

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