Documented Street Gang Member Arrested by Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force

Antioch Resident/Gang Member Arrested Dec. 20

The Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force concluded a month-long investigation resulting in the arrest of Michael A. Grasso, 52, of the 26400 block of Shannon Avenue, unincorporated Antioch.

According to authorities, Grasso is a documented street gang member.

Armed with a search warrant, members of the gang task force went to Grasso’s home Tuesday. Once inside, authorities recovered more than 62 grams of heroin, in excess of 74 grams of cannabis, a loaded .45 caliber firearm, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, and more than $1,000 in cash.

After his arrest, Grasso was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (Class X Felony), unlawful possession of a controlled substance (Class 1 Felony), unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon (Class 2 Felony), unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor), and unlawful possession of cannabis (Class A Misdemeanor).

Grasso is being held at the Lake County Jail on $250,000 bond.  His court date is Dec. 28 in Lake County.

Sheriff Mark Curran reminds everyone that defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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