Sixteen Bags of Heroin Confiscated in Elmhurst Traffic Stop, Police Say

James Oldham (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff's Office)
James Oldham (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff's Office)

A traffic stop for one headlight out ended up landing two Lombard residents in DuPage County Jail Thursday, Jan. 16, Elmhurst police reported.

James Oldham, 32, 334 W. St. Charles Road, and Kristofer Klein, 22, 631 E. Park, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance after police pulled over their gray Pontiac Grand Prix for one headlight at York and Industrial Drive at 4:07 p.m. 

Police said Oldham, the driver, was in possession of seven bags of heroin, and Klein had two hypodermic needles and nine bags of heroin. Klein also was charged with attempted obstruction of justice. 

They were both taken to DuPage County Jail. Oldham's bond was set at $2,000 and Klein's at $2,500.

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Jim Court January 25, 2014 at 05:54 PM
Mark, Shouldn't we apply this same logic to alcohol which takes a much larger toll on our society than all the illegal drugs combined ? Lets be consistent.
Jim Court January 25, 2014 at 05:56 PM
Stewart, You have had so many great ideas but you sound extreme in your analysis.
Jim Court January 25, 2014 at 05:59 PM
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Mark C January 27, 2014 at 09:47 AM
Jim, I believe it's too late to apply the same laws to alcohol. Too many people drink to try and take it away. Prohibition failed and I believe it would fail again today. We can say the war on drugs has failed too, but I don't believe legalization is the answer. I believe our country can reduce this problem with better border control, treatment and community service for those in possession of small amounts, and long mandatory sentences of those in possession of large amounts.
Jim Court February 03, 2014 at 09:22 AM
Mark Prohibition has never worked and brings with it more problems than it solves. If alcohol is truly the most dangerous drug by far and away wouldn't it be logical to start with alcohol. Sadly, the answer is a resounding "No". The use of any substance should be considered a medical problem and not a legal issue. Who wins? The legal system. We need a reasoned and intelligent approach to these issues. Tobacco and alcohol thrive because of lobbyist and the dollars behind it. They account for more deaths than all of the other drugs combined. Sugar, caffeine, and fats are addicitve. So is shopping, gambling, romance, adrenaline, exercise, religion, and others. Until science learns to address brain biochemistry in a constructive way all of these will be a part of the human condition.


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