Four arrested on drug charges

Two suspects remain at large

A long-term investigation by officers with the Braidwood Police Department led to drug busts for four individuals this week.

On Monday, April 9, at 6 p.m., the BPD arrested three people while executing a search warrant in the 300 block of East Reed Street. The arrests followed an extensive investigation by the BPD and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

That investigation led the Will County States Attorney’s office to issue five arrest warrants and one search warrant.

Arrested at the scene were Alexander Martinez, 35, Jaime Acosta, 54 and Yolanda Acosta, 51.

Martinez and Jaime Acosta both had active warrants for arrest for charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, heroin.

At the time of the arrests, Yolanda Acosta allegedly was in possession of 31 bags of purported heroin.

Inside the residence and on the suspects investigators found a total of 168 bags of purported heroin weighing 27.7 grams, 1.6 grams of alleged MDMA, and an unspecified amount of purported cocaine.

Also arrested in Wausau, Wisc. on a charge directly related to the investigation for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance was Tara A. Wilson, 21, of Gardner. Wilson remains in custody in Wisconsin.

The investigation further included two additional arrest warrants for Justin M. Pilarski, 24, and Kaitlyn Pilarski, 23, both with a last known address in Channahon. Both suspects are still at large.

Warrants for both Pilarskis are for delivery of a look alike substance.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact Braidwood Police at 815-458- 2341.

The Braidwood Police Department was assisted by the DEA, the Will County Forest Preserve Police, and the Braidwood Fire Department while executing the search warrant.

The Braidwood Police Department reminds the public that charges are not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.