Search Warrant on Western Nets Drug Arrest

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— Park Forest police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 3200 block of Western Ave. on February 28. Detectives DeVries, Bielke, Rzyski, Detective Commander Green, Corporal Strahla, Officers Mannino and Sweitzer arrived at the residence at 9:35 p.m., according to police.

Detective Commander Green knocked twice on the door, announcing "police, search warrant, open the door," according to police. After waiting “a reasonable amount of time” with no response, forced entry was made into the residence.

Officers detained two adult subjects, a female and Chapale C. Mason, 27. There were also two juveniles in the residence. Detective DeVries spoke with Mason and explained to him that there was a search warrant for the residence and inquiry if there was anything illegal inside the house. Mason replied that he had "about 15 bags of weed" downstairs, according to police.

A search was conducted in the house and Detective DeVries recovered 11 small Ziploc bags containing a green leafy substance, suspect cannabis, and other drug paraphernalia, according to police. Mason agreed to talk to police without an attorney present. He stated that the weed in the house belonged to him and not his girlfriend, according to police. He said that he has lived at that address for the past two months and sells some of the weed from his house, according to police. Mason refused to have his statement reduced to writing.

Chapale C. Mason, 27, 3240 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on February 28 and charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver and for an outstanding warrant out of Chicago Heights when police executed a search warrant at that address.