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Martice Wallace, 20, of the 500 block of McAlister in Waukegan charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver 1,000 feet of sanctuary. | Special to Sun-Times Media

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Updated: December 10, 2012 6:26AM



WAUKEGAN — A month-long undercover operation where officers purchased drugs from street-level dealers and alleged gang members has led to the arrest of 11 individuals and more warrants are on the way.

Police Chief Daniel Greathouse said Thursday that besides hitting the drug houses, authorities also want to target street dealers.

“I don’t want a child who is on his way home from school to have to walk past drug dealers and gang members who are hanging out on street corners,” he said.

“We still have other warrants yet to be served and we will continue to use every means possible to rid our community of this plague,” he said.

Of the 11 arrests, seven suspects sold drugs or look-a-likes to undercover officers within 1,000 feet of a school or church.

Those arrested — all from Waukegan except for one Zion resident — include:

Carl Jones, 41, of the 600 block of Helmholz Avenue, for unlawful possession of a controlled substance (crack cocaine), unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a sanctuary;

Raymond Willis, 19, of the 500 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, for theft;

Nazerth Collins, 21, of the 800 block of South Martin Luther King Jr., for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession with intent to deliver;

Reynaldo Olden, 27, of the 1100 block of Grand Avenue for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, and intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a sanctuary.

Martice Wallace, 20, of the 500 block of McAlister Avenue for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession with intent to deliver and intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a sanctuary;

Edwardo Hawthorne, 26, of the 300 block of McKinley Avenue for unlawful delivery of a look-a-like substance;

Robert Evans III, 25, of the 800 block McAlister Avenue, for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession with intent to deliver and intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a sanctuary;

Jerell Bulls, 25, of the 500 block of Dady Place for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession with intent to deliver and intent to deliver within a 1,000 feet of a sanctuary;

Byron Fisher, 28, of the 2600 block of Gabriel Ave., Zion, for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession with intent to deliver and intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a sanctuary;

Charles Timmons, 33, of the 200 block of Belvidere Street, for unlawful delivery of a look-a-like substance; and

Eugene Harvey, 41, of the 800 block of Wadsworth Avenue for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession with intent to deliver and intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a sanctuary.

There is a separate charge whenever the incident is within 1,000 feet of a sanctuary, like a school or church. The following churches and school were cited as locations where drugs allegedly were sold nearby: Shiloh Church three times, Webster Middle School, Mount Bethel Church twice, and Mount Moriah Church.



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