Cops Crack Down On Spiked-Heroin Dealers

Cops Crack Down On Spiked-Heroin Dealers


BRANCH IN MADISON, THE SUSPECT THEN CRASHED INTO A TOLL PLAZA ALONG I-80. NEW AT 6:00, A SERIES OF CHICAGO POLICE RAISED LEADS TO THE ARREST OF MORE THAN TWO DOZEN FELONIES AND SUSPECTED GANG MEMBERS. THEY’RE ACCUSED OF SELLING HOYER WIN, SPIKED WITH ANOTHER LETHAL DRUG. CBS 2 SAN RA TORRES EXPLAINS. THANKS GOD, THANK GOD THEY’RE BEING LOCKED UP. Reporter: THERE’S NO BETTER FEELING THAN FINDING OUT SOMETHING IS BEING DONE TO PREVENT THE SALE OF FENTANYL IN THE STREET. I HEARD ABOUT IT AND I WAS LIKE FANTASTIC. I MEAN, JUST FANTASTIC. Reporter: HIS DAUGHTER OVERDOSED FROM PURE FENTANYL IN FEBRUARY. RIGHT WHEN WE THINK EVERYTHING WAS GOING SMOOTH SHE HAD TO TRY IT ONE MORE TIME. IT HAD TO BE 100% PURE INTENT NAL AND THAT NEEDLE HAD BEEN BARELY IN HER ARM. Reporter: TODAY PLACE AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ANNOUNCE THE ARRESTS OF THREE INDIVIDUALS ACCUSED OF CONTRIBUTING TO THE SALE OF THAT DRUG. FENTANYL IS A LAB DRUG AND IT IS 80 TO 100 TIMES MORE POTENT THAN MORPHINE. IT IS 40 TO 50 TIMES MORE POTENT THAN STRAIGHT HEROIN. Reporter: OUT OF THE 33 ARRESTS, THREE WERE CHARGED FEDERALLY. 28 ARE DOCUMENTED GANG MEMBERS AND 25 ARE PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED FELONS. THOSE NUMBERS TELL A FAMILIAR STORY HERE IN CHICAGO. REPEAT OFFENDERS WHO ARE BACK OUT ON THE STREET TO CAUSE MORE HARM IN OUR COMMUNITIES. Reporter: AND WHILE THERE’S STILL MORE WORK TO BE DONE FOR MR. CRUZ, IT’S A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. THIS IS GOING TO END UP STOPPING SOMEBODY ELSE ENDING UP DEAD. Reporter: THESE RAISED WERE DONE ON THE WEST SIDE. THE SUPERINTENDENT POINTED OUT THE SPOT YOU SEE HERE RIGHT ON THIS MAP, THAT’S WHERE THAT DRUG IS MOSTLY CONCENTRATED. IT’S ALSO WHERE WE ARE SEEING

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