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Cocaine, cash, cars seized in drug sting; 19 charged

Thursday, June 07, 2012
Jason Brown, a Chicago Police Department gang investigations officer, displays 10 guns recovered Wednesday during a joint Chicago Police/DEA sting. (photo by ABC7s Ben Bradley)

Jason Brown, a Chicago Police Department gang investigations officer, displays 10 guns recovered Wednesday during a joint Chicago Police/DEA sting. (photo by ABC7's Ben Bradley)

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Chicago police and Federal law enforcement officials announced drug charges against 19 suspects for supplying and distributing powder and crack cocaine in the Chicago area.

Additional quantities of crack, heroin and marijuana, as well as approximately $100,000, 10 guns, and six vehicles were seized Wednesday, police said.

A joint investigation by the Chicago Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration led to the arrests.

Those charged include: Odell Given; Antwan Jones; Phillip Jones; Bacilio Lopez-Rios; Maria Aguiano; Pablo Lopez; Bryant Paige; Edward Parke; Charles Bates; Andrew Sanford; Jerome Griffin; Gregory Dockery; Karvis Carter; Roosevelt Hamilton; Patrick Harvey; Edgar Delgado; Javier Diaz; Calvin Nelson and James Jones.

"Our top priority in achieving violence reduction is dismantling the drug trafficking organizations whose criminal enterprises are responsible for crime in our communities," said Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy in a release.

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