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Ottawa man accused of selling drugs

Posted by wlpo on April 10, 2011

An Ottawa man’s successful drug trade was based partially on several purchases made by law enforcement in the past several weeks. Ultimately, it lead to his arrest Friday at Route 71 and Champlain streets. TRIDENT charged 54-year old James Merrritte with unlawful delivery of heroin and cocaine – a Class one Felony. The area drug fighting team had been watching Merritt and purchased under15 grams of heroin and Cocaine from him Friday in a restaurant parking lot at Route 71 and I-80. Ottawa Police and the County Sheriff’s office assisted in the arrest. Merritte was taken to LaSalle County jail.

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