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Two from county held for cannabis trafficking

Brian Panezich
David Byun
Ted Park
Landry Park

Two Lake County residents were among four men ordered held on $500,000 bond for their alleged role in a cannabis trafficking ring in DuPage County.

David Byun of Round Lake and Brian Panezich of Lake Zurich, both 29 years old, were each charged with one count of felony cannabis trafficking and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, according to a release issued out of the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office in Wheaton.

Also arrested and facing the same charges are 29-year-old Landry Park and Ted Park, 32, who are both from Arlington Heights.

Judge Elizabeth Sexton ordered all four men held on $500,000 bond Friday, the state’s attorney’s office said.

Authorities were alerted to a suspicious package delivery to a Bensenville UPS facility on Thursday, the state’s attorney’s office said. The package was addressed to a fictitious company owned by Byun, who picked up the package and left in a vehicle driven by Panezich.

Police stopped the vehicle and a canine detected drugs in the package, according to the state’s attorney’s office. The package allegedly contained 12 pounds of cannabis.

Authorities learned Landry Park picked up a similar package earlier that day. Police found Landry and Ted Park in Landry’s vehicle later that day with 15 pounds of cannabis in a trash bag. During a search of the Parks’ apartment, authorities discovered more than 30 grams of cocaine.

All four will be back in court Aug. 26 for arraignment.

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