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Accused Waukegan drug dealer arrested for seventh time

Raymond Adams

Raymond Adams

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Updated: January 2, 2013 6:10AM

WAUKEGAN — Police have made a habit of working on tips from citizens to close down drug houses in the neighborhoods this year, but the latest arrest came from a patrol officer developing his own information.

On Wednesday, Waukegan police Gang Intelligence Unit officers executed a search warrant at apartment 102B in the building at 2000 Williamsburg Drive. The search warrant named Raymond Adams, 37, who lives in the apartment.

Police recovered 10 rocks of crack cocaine, a scale, baggies and $216 in cash. Adams was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession with intent to deliver, attempted obstruction of justice, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park.

Police said Friday that Adams has six prior drug-related convictions and has been to prison.

Police Chief Daniel Greathouse said the search warrant was the result of a patrolman gathering intelligence while conducting his regular duties. “The entire police department will continue to target drug dealers,” he said.

Besides, criminal activity has value in that money seized from drug dealers helps pays for informants, Greathouse said.

“Along with Crime Stoppers, the Waukegan Police Department has funds to pay cash for information related to criminal activity. If you’re not compelled to help your community, then help yourself. We need your information, not your name,” he said.

Greathouse said anyone can call and leave a message on the police department’s hot line number at (847) 856-6444, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Lake County Crime Stoppers is (847) 662-2222.

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