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Waukegan woman accused of dealing cocaine, pot


Donna Johnson

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WAUKEGAN — The city’s police chief on Friday urged landlords to check the background of tenants after officers served a search warrant and made an arrest for drug possession — the second one this week.

On Wednesday, police went to 316 9th St. to serve a warrant and they arrested Donna Johnson, 38, of the same address.

Police found 3.8 grams of crack cocaine and 26.9 grams of marijuana. She was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession with intent to deliver, police said. She has four prior drug convictions.

“Drug users and dealers aren’t only a problem for ‘certain’ neighborhoods because the drug user may be committing crimes in your neighborhood in order to support his or her habit,” said Police Chief Daniel Greathouse.

“I am requesting all Waukegan landlords to conduct thorough criminal background checks on potential tenants,” he said. “I understand drug dealers may pay their rent on time and may even pay in cash, but at what cost to our community?

“If you need assistance please feel free to contact my office,” he added.

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