Wednesday, September 27, 2017

7 Charged After Months-Long Narcotics Operation Near Loop Law School


Seven men accused of selling drugs to undercover officers near the John Marshall Law School are facing a litany of felony charges.

A three-month-long undercover operation near the Loop school at 315 South Plymouth wrapped up with a coordinated arrest operation on September 13, records show.

Lee
• 24-year-old Michael Lee of Washington Park is charged with one count of manufacture-delivery of cannabis within 1000 feet of a school after he allegedly sold five grams of marijuana to an undercover officer on August 9. If Lee’s name sounds familiar, it may be because he was convicted of jumping and robbing a woman outside of the MB Bank at 3179 North Clark Street in 2015.  Lee was sent to prison for that crime and was paroled in June—less than two months before he allegedly sold pot to the undercover.


Shivers
• Clarence Shivers, 28, of Woodlawn is charged with two counts of manufacture-delivery of crack cocaine within 1000 feet of a school, five counts of manufacture-delivery of cannabis within 1000 feet of a school, and possession of 30-100 grams of cannabis. Prosecutors said he sold 10 grams of pot to undercover officers on five separate occasions and twice sold the cops crack cocaine between May and July.


Jackson
• Jessie Jackson, 38, of the West Loop is charged with three counts of manufacture-delivery of cannabis within 1000 feet of a school and possession of cannabis after he allegedly sold pot to undercover cops three times in April and May. Police said he was carrying 30 grams of marijuana when he was taken into custody. Jackson is a ten-time convicted felon who’s currently on parole for robbery, according to state records. His bail is set at $50,000.


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Left to right: Pettiford, Cross, Nurideen, and Martin
• Askia Pettiford, 32, of the West Loop is charged with one count of manufacture-delivery of cannabis within 1000 feet of a school. Cops say he sold seven grams of cannabis to an undercover officer in June. In August, Pettiford was charged with robbing a victim in the Loop, records show.

• Eric Cross, 38, of Wicker Park is charged with one count of manufacture-delivery of cannabis within 1000 feet of a school after selling 10 grams of pot to an undercover officer in July, prosecutors said. He is a documented member of the Gangster Disciples street gang, according to police.

• Warith Nurideen, 33, of Country Club Hills is charged with two counts of manufacture-delivery of cannabis near a school after he allegedly sold cannabis to undercover cops twice in July.

• 19-year-old Deangelo Martin of North Lawndale was charged with three counts of manufacture-delivery of cannabis near a school. Martin, also a Gangster Disciple, sold to undercover cops in June and July, police said.
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22 comments:

  1. really? In a city where violent crime is at an all time high, they are spending all these resources on busting dudes who sell weed? Legalize it and be done with it. This country is fucked.

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    1. The violent crime is caused by these very same gangbangers. Lock them up forever and be done with it.

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    2. Do you anything about these offenders? Did you see 2 of them are on Parole for robbery? Do you think it's possible the profits from these drug sales are used to buy guns? Hire shooters to kill or maim people? These idiots walk the streets downtown and offer people drugs on a daily basis. They are scabs of society

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    3. Just because they're selling "only weed" doesn't mean they're good guys. The same people selling weed are typically the same guys robbing people, shooting people and on parole for other violent crimes. Be happy 5/7 in this case have either robbed someone, are convicted felons or are GD's. This country is fucked because people like you who say "weed is just a plant" don't understand that just because you legalize it, you eliminate the black market. Criminals are criminals and people who don't want to spend the money or time buying it legally will still find a way of buying it.

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    4. Since a number of them also have prior crimes robbing people, maybe it's a good thing they may be off the street for a least a little while?

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    5. Nope, this was a major drug operation, gangs, and open air drug market. Filled with scary people all day long in open daylight in the heart of the loop. Try walking though that park with all the "customers" coming and going. Not a bunch of hippies and weed as your "busting dudes who sell weed" comment implies.

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    6. 25 states have legal pot. In Colorado, which openly advertises pot on radio, there are drive-thru pot shops. Which country are you referring? Sweden? Like most of Scandinavia, Sweden has a zero-tolerance approach to drugs. That includes pro-active with drug raids. Canada has medical marijuana that has such a low count of THC users just get Rx for the U.S. or smuggle it across the border. Count your blessings, comrade. The problem rests with inner cities, Democrats, and the idiots who think it's uber cool to be socialist.

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    7. Hey may have been only weed, but at least we got a couple that were on parole. Hopefully they can't post bail and sit and rot. Your right they weren't hippies selling weed. Many of them were dangerous career criminals. Good to have them of the street. Just wish they got picked up for something alot heavier. Still I think we could of used those resources for bigger busts.

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    8. Dear "really?"

      You missed these choice items from the article:

      "If Lee’s name sounds familiar, it may be because he was CONVICTED OF JUMPING AND ROBBING A WOMAN outside of the MB Bank at 3179 North Clark Street in 2015."

      "Shivers . . . is charged with two counts of manufacture-delivery of CRACK COCAINE within 1000 feet of a school."

      "Jackson is a TEN-TIME CONVICTED FELON who’s currently ON PAROLE FOR ROBBERY, according to state records. His bail is set at $50,000."

      "In August, Pettiford was CHARGED WITH ROBBING A VICTIM IN THE LOOP, records show."

      "Cross . . . is a DOCUMENTED MEMBER OF THE GANGSTER DISCIPLES street gang, according to police."

      "Martin, ALSO A GANGSTER DISCIPLE . . ."

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    9. You're an idiot, these guys also have Robbery and Battery arrest on their record. moron!!!

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  2. What a waste of police resources. Legalize marijuana (and maybe all drugs) already and redeploy our limited police resources on violent crimes and property crimes.

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  3. I know it's a crime to sell drugs near a school, but a law school? The average age of a person walking into that law school has to be at least 25.

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  4. C'mon, don't thwart the creativity of future Chicago lawyers. You haven't a clue what you're doing.

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  5. What do you think drives the violence?
    D r u g s a l e s.

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  6. It's about time. It was like a scene from The Wire under the escalators on Van Buren. Lookouts, runners and everything. For those old enough to remember, the dealing happened right where the Dill Pickle, of Blues Brothers fame used to stand.

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  7. Anonymous@8:17... tread very lightly around cwb with regards to weed. Seems like 90% of the readers believe weed is the devil and leads to people killing each other for it. I for one am for full legalization. But don't even try to explain that around here.

    BTW cops bust drug dealers rather then stick up kids or rapists because they can confiscate money and other items that they will claim is bought with drug money. Catching a robbery suspect or a rapist doesn't bring in revenue into an already very broke city. But glad to hear that we busted a bunch of guys for selling 1/8's and 1/4's of weed. That'll show them. Itll keep them off the street for a whole couple of days. The crack charge is the only one that was justified. Our city and fed gov is a huge corrupt joke!!!!

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    1. Obviously you have no clue that Colorado legalized yet they have marijuana drug stings all the time. It fuels the cash for further criminal activity. Get informed.

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  8. "Jackson is a ten-time convicted felon who’s currently on parole for robbery, according to state records. His bail is set at $50,000."

    Ten times convicted of felonies, and he's on PAROLE? And they have set bail for him on top of that? Talk about a revolving door. Horrible.

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  9. They all look like future upstanding lawyers to me. Probably working to pay their tuition. They will be back on a corner very soon with the revolving door system in Chicago.

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  10. You guys are a bunch of idiots trying to down play weed. It goes to show what you know. You'd be surprised to see how many fools get shot, killed, robbed all for a few sacks of weed. To top it off in the heart of downtown, shut your mouth cuz you don't know what you're talking about idiot. It's good to see the police enforcing the LAW. You liberal idiots think cuz it's weed it's no big deal

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  11. Never understood why people are so defensive of drug dealers. Drugs and guns and violence are ALL connected. Where there is drugs, there are guns, and gun and their addicts and sellers who use them to rob and murder people. There is no such thing as innocent drug sales. Legalizing it is just a fraud that people to try to sell to make up for our horrible fiscal governmental state. I know lots of people who have drug addictions and went thru years of recovery and their bottom was when they got arrested and went to prison turning their life around. They say it was the best thing that helped them to wake up and stop using. No matter how you twist things; legalizing drugs is not the miracle solution. Why doesn't the drug legalizer movement defend the victims who are robbed, beaten, and maimed walking to and back from work, who are minding their business, instead of defending the drug movement and dealers, snorting lines, smoking weed, and shooting meth?

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  12. This is 3 blocks from Jones College Prep High School. Agreed the first 2 blocks north of Congress is seedy as hell. Thank you for helping to clean it up, CPD!

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