Article updated: 11/16/2011 12:58 PM

11 indictments in western Illinois drug bust

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By Associated Press

QUINCY, Ill. -- Authorities in western Illinois say 11 people have been indicted in a multiyear drug investigation spanning from Chicago to Quincy.

Adam's County State's Attorney Jon Barnard says the indictments include 47 counts ranging from street gang criminal conspiracy to multiple deliveries of crack cocaine.


Barnard said Wednesday that two Chicago men were the alleged masterminds behind the operation. They face charges for street gang criminal drug conspiracy and both are allegedly connected with the Black P Stone gang in Chicago.

Barnard calls the operation huge because of its depth and scale.

Authorities say all suspects have been arrested.

The West Central Illinois Drug Task force and the Quincy police cooperated on the investigation.

Federal authorities in Chicago announced a separate drug bust Wednesday allegedly connected to a Mexican drug cartel.

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