Police seize 57 bags of heroin


Brian Kobiela
By: 
Free Press Staff

A tip that a wanted man had been spotted in a Braidwood neighborhood led to an arrest, with police confiscating 57 bags of heroin.

It happened on Saturday, April 1. Around 1 p.m., Braidwood police received a call that a man who was wanted on warrants in two counties was at a home in the 200 block of north Walker Street.

After a brief investigation, police took Brian Kobiela, 32, of Dwight, into custody on those outstanding warrants. Kobiela was wanted on two arrest warrants, one from Livingston County which had a $1 million bond, and one from Cook County on an unrelated charge.

While taking Kobiela into custody, police found 57 bags of what they suspect is heroin and other prescription medicine in his pockets. Police Chief Nick Ficarello said the seizure represents a street value of about $450 worth of heroin.

Kobiela was arrested on two felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

He was transported to the Will County Adult Detention Center, where is he being held without bond.

The Dwight Police Department, Livingston County Sheriff’s Department and Will County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the apprehension of Kobiela.