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Infamous drug dealer runs into trouble in Streator

Posted by wlpo on April 7, 2016

One of the leaders of the infamous “Da Hittaz” drug gang in La Salle County is in trouble again.

On Tuesday afternoon Streator Police pulled over 32-year-old Clarence Merritte of Chicago. Merritte was arrested for driving with a revoked license.

Merritte was paroled from prison in February of 2014 after serving over five years for the class X felony of criminal drug conspiracy. He was among a group called “Da Hittaz” that were arrested and sentenced in 2008 for running a drug ring between Chicago and the Illinois Valley.

The leader of the group is Clarence Merritte’s brother Calvin. He’s expected to be let out of prison in 2018.

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