Large heroin bust made near Oak Park
Updated: July 22, 2012 6:12AM
Oak Park and other police arrested four Chicago men allegedly involved in a large heroin dealing ring on the West Side, bordering Oak Park.
One suspect allegedly had more than 100 separate foil packets containing nearly 74 grams of heroin.
Raynell Davis, 24, of the 1300 block S. Tripp
Demarcus Moore, 27, of the first block N. Waller
Colran D. Bates, 26, of the first block N. Parkside
Darrell Lipscomb, 49, of the 1100 block S. Sacramento
The seven-month undercover investigation had identified three of the suspects operating in the area.
Undercover officers assigned to the West Suburban Enhanced Directed Gang Enforcement (WEDGE) task force then conducted a series of controlled heroin purchases from the three suspects, while the Investigative Unit of the Cook County State’s Attorney assisted in collecting evidence for prosecution.
The officers made more than 15 purchases ranging from two grams to 22 grams of heroin.
The investigation culminated Thursday with the arrest of the three targets – Davis, Moore and Bates. During the arrests, Lipscomb, who had not been identified previously, was found in possession of more than 100 separate foil packets containing nearly 74 grams of heroin.
All four suspects were charged with Calculated Criminal Drug Conspiracy, a Class X felony that carries a penalty of six to 30 years in prison.