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WTIP Opioid program elicits tip, leads to arrest

As a result of WTIP’s recent Third Thursday program on opioid abuse, a tip was received and an arrest was made of someone importing fentanyl into the county. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sheriff Pat Eliasen.

Update: Chief Deputy Will Sandstrom from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office said the department was contacted regarding the use and distribution of fentanyl at several resorts located inside of Cook County.

After following up on tips from the public, two people were detained in connection with a controlled substance delivered to a local resort in the mail. Jeremy Jeska was charged with a controlled substance violation and was booked into the Cook County jail. The package that was intercepted by law enforcement contained a vial of liquid that matched a vial located in Jeska’s pocket when he was arrested.

At the time of arrest, Jeska was in possession of liquid fentanyl, and powdered cocaine.