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Elburn man charged with making ecstasy

ELBURN — A man remains in custody after police raided his home on suspicion that he was making ecstasy.

Neil Tomsheck, 19, of the 300 block of North 4th Street, Elburn, faces a count each of possession with intent to deliver and possession of the street drug known as ecstasy.

Tomsheck was taken into custody Thursday after police from Elburn and Chicago and officers from the Kane County Sheriff's Office's bomb squad executed a search warrant at the home he shared with his father.

Tomsheck appeared in court Friday afternoon. Judge James Hallock read from a synopsis of the search and arrest provided by police.

On their arrival, police were allowed to enter the house without incident. When police located Tomsheck in the basement of the home, they said Tomsheck told them about the drug making operation.

According to police, Tomsheck shouted to them: "I just make the ecstasy here, I don't sell it. I'm a scientist, not a user."

Police said Tomsheck later told them he had ecstasy "drying in the closet" and had a "pill press in the garage."

According to the document read by the judge in court, police recovered 150 grams of ecstasy from the home, as well as a quantity of mushrooms known to cause hallucinogenic experiences.

Tomsheck told the judge he was a graduate of Kaneland High School and had been attending computer engineering classes through the DeVry Institute of Technology.

Hallock set bail for Tomsheck at $300,000 with 10 percent to apply. Prosecutors had requested a bail of $500,000.

A representative of the Elburn Police Department said the department intended to release a statement on the incident later. A representative of the Kane County Sheriff's Office steered inquiries to the Chicago Police Department.

A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department said, as of Friday afternoon, that he could not comment, as his office was still attempting to gather information concerning the Chicago Police Department's involvement in the case.

Tomsheck is scheduled to next appear in court on Nov. 5.

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