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Drug Ring Members Brought Heroin from Chicago to West Suburbs: Police

Eleven men have been arrested. The Woodridge Police Department assisted in the two-month long investigation.

Eleven men were arrested this week and charged with transporting heroin from Chicago's west side to buyers in DuPage County, according to the Chicago Sun-Times

The men are from Warrenville, Naperville, West Chicago, Geneva and Chicago. The DuPage County Sheriff’s offices, U.S. Homeland Security agents and West Chicago and Woodridge police assisted in the two-month investigation, the Sun-Times reported. 

One man, Miguel Fernandez, 23, of West Chicago, was charged with 10 felony drug conspiracy and delivery charges. 

Police said Fernandez bought heroin on Chicago's west side and then delivered it to "numerous" west suburban residents, who either used the drug or resold it, the Sun-Times reported

"He was caught reselling the drug to a juvenile on at least one occasion, and selling heroin within 1,000 feet of a school two other times," the Sun-Times reported. 

Read more about the 11 men charged in the "heroin conspiracy" from the Chicago Sun-Times. 

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The Publicity Group March 01, 2013 at 04:58 PM
I am serious! I am tired of hearing about young people getting hooked on heroin in our communities. Sadly, a family friend lost his life way to early because of heroin, so therefore I will be happy for each and every arrest made!
Maori Tuakana March 02, 2013 at 01:58 PM
How nice. I'm happy that this happened, but I'm confused about the "cover up". I read the article, here & elsewhere, & I just see an arrest of one person in this article. Eleven total in the Daily Herald, but I'm trying to find the "cover up". They may all be young enough to be US Citizens, so I'd be surprised if there were an ICE hold, but one can only hope. Nice work either way.
Fl. March 03, 2013 at 02:15 PM
I too have a family member that has been effected by this drug in dupage co. I am glad to hear of this.
Bob Mueller March 04, 2013 at 07:22 PM
The coverup involves using stories like this to make it look like our "authorities" are doing something. It also plays into the prejudice against Hispanics that DuPage is noted for. Just check the prior comments. t's good to see that many of you realize there is a heroin problem in our communities and that many would like to see something done. For a fun time, try giving some info to these groups. There is a standard set of excuses you will get: we've got to catch them in the act, not our jurisdiction, going after bigger fish, etc. If you really want to see a war on drugs, the jurisdiction needs to be moved to the state level. The Illinois Attorney-General currently does nothing in this area. That creates the jurisdiction problems I talk about. Without local community involvement, local law enforcement is left in a dangerous situation that makes it "prudent" to look the other way while the dealers and gangs continue their operations. You're not getting your money's worth, but the drug dealers are getting more than theirs.
Bob Mueller March 04, 2013 at 10:13 PM
The "war on drugs" is a system Congress has designed to fail. It's a lot of tax money that ends up in the wrong hands.

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