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Mendota women arrested during heroin related investigation

Posted by wlpo on December 13, 2013

A long investigation into local heroin sales has left two women arrested.  Officers with TRIDENT say they arrested Sarah Cushman-Cruz and Mercedes Hermosillo of Mendota by using undercover officers.

Cushman-Cruz was arrested Wednesday after allegedly selling heroin during a buy bust sting in Mendota.

Hermosillo was arrested Thursday after police say she sold heroin to officers Wednesday and Thursday in La Salle.

Both were charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and were being held in the La Salle County Jail.  Bonds were set at $750,000.

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No Confirmation Yet On Potential Rare Wolf Near Tonica

Posted by wlpo on December 13, 2013

The wolf or hybrid dog that was hit and killed last Thursday in Tonica is being kept on ice.

Conservation Police Sgt. Hank Frazier says the unconfirmed wolf is in the evidence freezer at Starved Rock waiting to be tested.  Eventually Frazier’s department will take samples from the animal and ship them off to see if it’s indeed a wolf.

The animal was taken in by conservation police after a driver hit and killed it last Thursday afternoon near Tonica.  Frazier says Illinois doesn’t have a wolf population.

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