Monday, October 23, 2017

Lincoln Square: Charges Filed After Citizen Complains Of "Women Packaging Narcotics In A Minivan"

A resident’s complaint about seeing two women packaging narcotics inside a minivan on a Lincoln Square street last week has led to big trouble for a Downstate visitor.

Ritter | Chicago Police Dept
Officers responding to the call found the described van parked at 4901 North Winchester, but no one was inside. Once Zachary Ritter—who later told police that she is a pre-op transgender woman—and her wife climbed into the vehicle, the officers approached for a chat.


One cop “immediately observed” used hypodermic needles in the minivan’s center console along with “pipes used for inhaling narcotics” and a “spoon with white residue” on the dashboard, police said.

“All I have is some pipes and dope that I found in the streets,” Ritter allegedly blurted out. “but none of the drugs belong to my wife.”

Police say they recovered 18 grams of methamphetamine worth $1,170; 1 gram of heroin worth $100; and 14 hits of methadone worth $140 from Ritter’s van.

It makes you wonder where Ritter "finds" such things.

The 31-year-old from Oakford, Illinois, (population 280) is charged with felony counts of possessing 15-100 grams of methamphetamine; possession of methadone; and possession of heroin; as well as misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic needle. Bail was set at $50,000.

Ritter’s wife was not charged.
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