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Class X felony charge for Mendota man accused of having cocaine

Posted by wlpo on January 21, 2015

A lengthy investigation in Mendota has left a man facing a Class X Felony drug charge. Humberto Samano of Mendota is accused of having 165 grams of cocaine.

Officers with TRIDENT searched his home Monday. Samano was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver Cocaine. He’s being held in the La Salle County Jail with his bond set at $2 million.

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La Salle man accused of selling cocaine

Posted by wlpo on September 17, 2014

A drug deal can happen anywhere, even at a popular spot for ice cream. Officers with the drug team TRIDENT arrested Larry Chandler of La Salle after he allegedly sold cocaine to an undercover agent.

Police say it happened Wednesday in the parking lot of Frank’s Cigar Store in La Salle. They say the arrest came after a long investigation.

Chandler is being held in the La Salle County Jail with his bond set at $1 million.

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Two arrested for cocaine charges

Posted by wlpo on August 21, 2014

You hear a lot about heroin abuse in the Illinois Valley but cocaine is also available. Allegedly it was as close as Eighth Street in Peru. Police with TRIDENT Wednesday arrested Matthew Pelka of Peru after they say he sold cocaine to someone working undercover.

Meanwhile, in Ottawa, officers arrested Raymond Joyce, the third, after a lengthy investigation.

Both Joyce and Pelka were charged with unlawful delivery of cocaine and were being held in the La Salle County Jail with their bonds at $1 million.

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Cocaine investigation leaves two Ottawa men facing charges

Posted by wlpo on August 15, 2014

Visit rural Ottawa and the last thing to come to mind would be cocaine trafficking, though a house outside of town was searched during an investigation by TRIDENT.

19-year-old Damien Johnson and 33-year-old Robert Davis of Ottawa were arrested Thursday for cocaine related charges. Police say Davis was also wanted on warrants.

Johnson was being held in the La Salle County Jail with his bond set at $1 dollars. Davis was awaiting a bond hearing.

 

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