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Archive for January 11th, 2010

Heroin Bust In La Salle

Posted by wlpo on January 11, 2010

Area drug investigators hope they’ve put a dent in the La Salle-Peru drug market.

After hearing that Ryan Keenan of Granville and Michael Coble of Chicago were allegedly selling heroin from their car, they were pulled over Friday by a La Salle Police officer.  An investigation by La Salle PD and TRIDENT then allegedly turned up 39 bags of heroin in the hands of Keenan and Coble.

Both men were charged with unlawful possession of controlled substance and taken to the county jail.

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Area Troops Given Freedom Salute

Posted by wlpo on January 11, 2010

Around 55 soldiers were saluted for their work recently in Afghanistan.

The troops were thanked in a public ceremony yesterday morning at the Marseilles Armory.  They’re with Company A, 33rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion.  A similar “freedom salute” was held for 70 troops at the Pontiac Armory.

35 year old Sgt. Chester Hosford of Ottawa was killed last July while serving in Afghanistan.  He served with a guard unit in Dixon.

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