$42,000 Drug Bust: Undercover Operation Helps SPD Arrest Big Time Dealer
The Skokie Police Department along with the Cook County Sheriff's Police searched a local's apartment, suspected of dealing drugs and found more than $42,000 worth of drugs.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced bond has been set at $250,000 for a Skokie man charged with selling cocaine and heroin from his Skokie apartment.
Alexander Nelson, 31, of the 4900 block of Enfield has been charged with with one count of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, possession of heroin, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a defaced firearm and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon for ammunition.
According to a statement issued by the Sheriff's department, the Skokie Police Department received multiple complaints about the apartment where Nelson lived on Enfield. The Cook County Sheriff's Gang Unit was aware that Nelson was apart of the Gangster Disciplines, with a lengthy criminal history and was suspected of dealing heroin from the six-unit apartment building.
In September, Gang Unit detectives began to survey the apartment building, keeping track of Nelson's whereabouts. The gang unit then executed multiple undercover drug purchases from Nelson. According to the the statement, on Oct. 7, the Cook County Sheriff's Police in tandem with the Skokie Police Department conducted a search warrant of Nelson's apartment where he was then arrested. Officers found more than $42,000 worth of drugs-141 grams of cocaine, 1.2 grams of heroin, a semi-automatic handgun, ammunition and $11,500 in cash from Nelson's residence.
Nelson's court date has been set for Oct. 21.