Thursday, October 2, 2014

How's your memory? Try "Baartz"

Did you read The Woodstock Advocate on August 2, 2011?

Remember this article?

Inmate plays Get Out of Jail Free card

"How would you like this deal?

"Get arrested in Woodstock on a felony drug charge, have a prior drug record and get a judge to let you walk out of McHenry County Court (and Jail) on a P.R. bond.

"This is exactly what happened in court on August 1 in Case No. 11CF000558, involving the Woodstock Police Department, the McHenry County State's Attorney's office and James A. Baartz, 38, of Woodstock. ..."

It was Judge Sharon Prather who was so kind to Baartz on August 1, 2011.

Baartz is in the news again. The Daily Herald reports that he was arrested in a "... two-year federal drug investigation (that) resulted in the seizure of nearly $5 million, almost 220 pounds of heroin and cocaine and charges against 22 people, including several from the Chicago suburbs."

My thanks to the reader with the excellent memory who remembered the August 2011 article.

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