Federal investigation results in charges against over 26 individuals in Chicago

Federal investigation results in charges against over 26 individuals in Chicago

A federal investigation has been conducted to target individuals involved in drug trafficking and firearms offensive on the West Side of Chicago. Over 26 individuals have been charged under this investigation. According to the criminal complaint, the law enforcement officials dismantled a telephone drug trafficking hotline as well.

According to the court documents, the law enforcement officials conducted dozens of undercover operations to purchase fentanyl-laced heroin from the defendants over a three-month period. The court documents further revealed that the law enforcement agents seized narcotics, a drug mixer, and several firearms during a court-authorized search of a building in the 800 block of South Karlov Ave. in Chicago.

The criminal complaint filed in US District Court in Chicago stated that 13 defendants were charged with drug conspiracy. The law enforcement officials have arrested 12 defendants so far. The arrest warrant of the 13th defendant has also been issued. Under the same investigation, over 13 defendants have already been charged with drug and firearms crimes.

John R. Lausch, Jr., the US attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, Kristen deTineo, the special agent-in-charge of the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ Chicago Field Division, David Brown, the Chicago Police Department’s Superintendent, and Robert J. Bell, the special agent-in-charge of the US Drug Administration’s Chicago Division, announced the results of the investigation.

Federal law enforcement is committed to taking strong actions against those involved in selling drugs on the streets in Chicago. Lausch said, “Our office will continue to focus on individuals and groups who distribute fentanyl-laced drugs.” Brown said that the collaboration between the federal, state, and local agencies would make Chicago a safer city.

Staff writer for the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Developers break ground on three-building $25 million mixed-income housing project on Chicago’s Near North Side
Evergreen Real Estate Group and Structured Development say they have started construction on Schiller Place Apartments,
Postgame Central at Green Bay Gamblers
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN — The Chicago Steel (19-6-2-0; 40 pts.) scored six goals in the
Two Federal Defendants Indicted on Charges Related to Attempted Escape from Sangamon County Jail
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Two federal defendants who were housed at the Sangamon County Jail, in
Deininger Floral Spreading Love To More Than 540 Residents On Valentine’s Day
FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Whether during a pandemic or “normal” times, Valentine’s Day or no holiday
FHN Expands Mammogram Hours In Freeport
FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Though it’s tempting to let things “slide” as we practice pandemic safety
Federal Indictment Charges Department of Veterans Affairs Procurement Supervisor With Pocketing Kickbacks
CHICAGO — A procurement supervisor at the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago
Illinois Supply Chain Management Training Program
State of Illinois and ASCM Launch First-of-its-Kind Training Program to Prepare Residents for Jobs Fuled
Naperville Fire Department Leaders Attain Chief Fire Officer Status
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The Naperville Fire Department is proud to announce its entire chief officer staff
Springfield Woman Indicted on Charges of Fraud Related to Small Business Administration COVID-19 Disaster Loan Program
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A grand jury today returned an indictment that charges a Springfield, Ill.,
Education rule changes will provide students with a more equitable education
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) announce their