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$1.5M in heroin seized in SW Side bust

Friday, April 08, 2011
Juan Delgado (left), 35, of the 5200 block of South Richmond Street, was charged with one count of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, 900+ grams of heroin, and one count of possession of a controlled substance, 900+ grams of heroin. Juan Vazquez (right), 45, of the 4400 block of North Kasson Avenue, was charged with one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, 900+ grams of heroin.

Juan Delgado (left), 35, of the 5200 block of South Richmond Street, was charged with one count of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, 900+ grams of heroin, and one count of possession of a controlled substance, 900+ grams of heroin. Juan Vazquez (right), 45, of the 4400 block of North Kasson Avenue, was charged with one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, 900+ grams of heroin.

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A Chicago drug bust netted more than $1.5 million worth of heroin.

Juan Delgado, 35, of the 5200 block of South Richmond Street, was charged with one count of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, 900+ grams of heroin, and one count of possession of a controlled substance, 900+ grams of heroin, the release said. Juan Vazquez, 45, of the 4400 block of North Kasson Avenue, was charged with one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, 900+ grams of heroin.

Police say they saw the two engaging in a drug deal on South Kedzie Avenue Wednesday, according to a Chicago police press release. The men were arrested and two kilograms of brown heroin, with a street value of $200,000, were seized.

Officers then searched a home on the Southwest Side in the 3900-block of West 60th Place and say they recovered the bulk of the heroin.

Police confiscated 15 kilograms of heroin.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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