Evanston Police offer the following details on a Rogers Park drug bust , posted Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at 5:29 pm by Bill Smith
Evanston police this afternoon released more details about a drug raid they conducted in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood on Friday, August 26th.
Evanston Police Cmdr. James Elliot says that last month investigators from the department’s Neighborhood Enforcement Team -- the gang and narcotics investigation unit -- received information that drugs were being sold to Evanston residents from an apartment just over the border in Chicago. The unit's investigation resulted in a search warrant being approved for the residence, located at 7638 N. Bosworth, Apt. GW, in Chicago.
About 7:25 a.m. Friday, Evanston police executed the search warrant. Elliot says they found over $500 in cash, 23 bags of a brown powder suspected to be heroin, seven bags of a white rock-like substance suspected to be crack cocaine, 35 pills believed to be used as a heroin cutting agent and 15 assorted pills all believed to be controlled substances. Investigators say they also found evidence of drug packaging materials in the apartment.
Issac Jerome Roach, 26, and Ebony Nicole Sanders, 24, who both live in the apartment, were arrested and were each charged with five counts of unlawful possession of controlled substances and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. They are scheduled to appear in Skokie district court at 9 a.m. on Sept. 9.
A third subject was charged with aggravated assault to a peace officer and resisting arrest after he attempted to enter the apartment while police were searching it. Elliot says that when officers attempted to prevent his access to the apartment, Thomas Eugene Sanders, 20, of 7719 N. Paulina in Chicago, allegedly refused to leave the area and allegedly attempted to punch an officer with his fist. He's scheduled to appear in Skokie district court at 9 a.m. on Sept. 13."
According to the addresses, both of these Units are located in buildings owned and operated by AIMCO as NorthPoint Apartments, (there are 12 NorthPoint buildings, totaling 304 apartments in the North of Howard neighborhood) all are H.U.D. subsidized, 'project based' Section 8 rental housing! This begs two questions; 1)"Where is the NorthPoint property management?" and 2)"Where the hell is Chicago's 24th District Police?!"
Thanks and a 'tip of the hat' to the Evanston PD for taking care of business for the North of Howard neighborhood in Chicago's 24th District Police, Beat 2422! Your efforts to make our community safer and improve the quality of life for the residents is greatly appreciated.