Thursday, September 07, 2017

UPTOWN: Seven Snared In Major Narcotics Operation; High Bails Set, Paroles Revoked

A major, month-long undercover narcotics operation has ended with seven Uptown men facing serious charges. Two of the men have survived being shot in Uptown--with one of those surviving two separate shootings since 2015.

Two of the seven were on parole for felonies at the time of their arrests.

With relatively high bails set for each, the operation appears to be a legitimate effort on the part of police and prosecutors to drive gang and narcotics activity out of Uptown, a neighborhood that North Side gentrification skipped.

A massive rebuild of the Wilson CTA station and a surge of new apartment construction is at the center of Uptown's latest push to rid itself of gangs and drugs. | CTA
Some details about the cases have been hard to come by due to their undercover nature.A source said all of the men are accused of selling narcotics to undercover cops in early August. The seven were swept up in a coordinated arrest operation on August 29.

Here’s what we’ve learned:

Jermaine Crump (L); Keenan Crump; and Javon Jackson | Chicago Police Department
• Jermaine Crump, 22, of the 900 block of West Windsor is charged with four counts of manufacture-delivery of cocaine near a school, park, or public housing. He was on parole for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon at the time of his arrest. His parole was revoked and he returned to Stateville Correctional Center last Friday. His new parole date is June 25, 2019.

• Keenan Crump, 21, of the 800 block of West Sunnyside is charged with manufacture-delivery of less than 15 grams of cocaine. Bail is set at $150,000.

• 18-year-old Javon Jackson of the 1200 block of West Carmen is charged with three counts of manufacture delivery of cocaine near a school, park, or public housing. Bail is set at $150,000.

From left: Nichols; Patterson; Ragland; and Watson. | Chicago Police Dept
• 18-year-old Tyrese Nichols of the 4600 block of North Sheridan is charged with five counts of manufacture-delivery of cocaine near a school, park, or public housing. He is free after posting 10% of his $150,000 bail.

• 27-year-old Michael Patterson of the 800 block of West Sunnyside is charged with six counts of delivery Schedule I or II narcotics near a school, park, or public housing. Bail is set at $250,000.
Update October 6, 2017: Patterson pleaded guilty to one count of manufacture-delivery of cocaine near a school, park, or public housing yesterday. He received a sentence of two-years probation.

• 36-year-old Tyrese Ragland of the 800 block of West Sunnyside is charged with three counts of manufacture-delivery of cocaine near a school, park, or public housing. He is free after posting 10% of his $250,000 bail.

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• Tyrone Watson, 21, of the 4500 block of North Sheridan is charged with one count of manufacture-delivery of cocaine near a school, park, or public housing. Watson was on parole for aggravated battery of a police officer when he was arrested. He has also been returned to Stateville with a new parole date of March 1, 2019.
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16 comments:

  1. Nichols and Ragland throwing down big cash to get out..

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  2. It Not going to stop the gangs from being over there so what y'all point?

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  3. Just stop with your negativity CWB. I've lived in Uptown for 50 years and it's been "turning around" ever since. Once that Wilson station is totally renovated they'll all go away and somebody will buy my condo for triple what I paid for it because I splashed some of my "art" and personal taste all over the holes in the walls of it. Nevermind the dated 1950s kitchen. "Starving artists" don't cook! They are just looking for convenient amenities like, the lake, liquor stores and Walkscore.com's +90 rating for social service agencies and methadone clinics. Diversity has a price ya know! Mortgage and real estate appraisers just haven't been sent to the new licensing classes yet.

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  4. Former Alderman, Communist Helen Shiller actively worked AGAINST gentrification. Welcome to Utopia, comrades.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Shiller

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  5. Hey don't move up to Racine & Leland I'm watching y'all , sitting on the Corner , waiting for your Drug Dealers !

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  6. Lmao 35k uptown a million dollar a day business the biggest crack smokers is the condo owners FACTS THIS SWEEP NOT GONE STOP SHIT ONLY BRING MORE MONEY OUT KEEP BUILDING CONDOS THEY ALL DO DRUGS THEY EITHER SNORT THR COCAINE OR SMOKE IT PERIOD...

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    1. Back to spelling and grammar camp for you ...

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    2. Sounds like you'd know

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    3. Ummmm ok.
      We'll give you a D- in literacy.
      An F in verb conjugation.
      A 'nice try' C- in autochecked spelling.
      And a terrific, solid B in pointless rambling.
      So, It'll be back to ESL 101 for you.

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    4. But his point was made. And it's the truth so that's all that matters here.

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    5. are these guys in a gang what gang?

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  7. I heard Apple just signed a lease for retail space in that new Wilson station.

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  8. dart will fill their bellys with pizza and sneak them out the side door.

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  9. Pretty high bonds. Who was the Judge?? It couldn't of been Judge Luckman, could it???

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  10. The 800 block of West Sunnyside sounds like a fine place for Kim Jong to take aim.

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