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Two accused of dealing trace amounts of cocaine in DeKalb County

February 9, 2019

SYCAMORE – A man and a woman accused of selling white powder with traces of cocaine for as much as $80 a bag have been released from the DeKalb County jail on their signatures.

Scott B. Ahlbach, 21, of the 700 block of North Fourth Street in DeKalb, and Isabella M. Adamski, 22, of the 1300 block of Arneita Street in Sycamore, both face charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver a lookalike substance. A conviction on the lookalike substance charge typically carries a sentence of two to five years in prison.

Police say in court records that they pulled over Ahlbach about 3:45 p.m. July 5, 2018, near North Annie Glidden Road and Lucinda Avenue, and that a bag was found under his driver’s seat containing a scale and 18.6 grams of powder that looked like cocaine. Adamski was in the passenger seat and had three cut straws in her purse, which all field-tested positive for cocaine, the records show.

The state’s crime lab tested the powder and found it to have a trace amount of cocaine, according to the records. DeKalb County Judge Bradley Waller signed warrants Thursday for their arrests on the lookalike charges.

Ahlbach refused to speak with police, but Adamski, according to court records, told them she’d mixed cocaine with her epilepsy medication, and that she and Ahlbach had regularly sold cocaine mixed with a white powder for $50 to $80 per half-gram bag.

Both were arrested Thursday, and Judge Philip Montgomery ordered they be released on their signatures and be back in court at 9 a.m. April 5.

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