Homewood Police Find Balloon Filled with Cocaine

The balloon was spotted on a porch roof on Gottschalk Avenue.

Homewood police found a small orange object on the roof of a rear porch in town—which turned out to be a balloon filled with a white rocky substance. 

The orange balloon was pulled from a roof in the 17900 block of Gottschalk Avenue May 1, and police discovered it contained approximately 62 grams of cocaine.

The balloon was sent to the Illinois State Crime lab for further processing. Case pending possible print identification from balloon.

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Brian James May 23, 2014 at 02:19 PM
There has to be more to this story. Did somebody report the finding to the police? 62 grams is about two ounces, so we are talking about something about the size of 1/40 of a bag of flour. If time permits Lauren can you get some follow-up?


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