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Elgin police arrest 22 in drug sweep

Cops say one was a heroin ringleader

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Elgin Police Sgt. Rick Santiago questions a suspect Thursday during a drug sweep.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Curtis R. Thornton

Elgin Police Sgt. Rick Santiago, center, works his way around a house during a drug sweep conducted Thursday. About 80 people with charges related to drug sales were targeted in the yearlong investigation.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

About 80 people with charges related to drug sales were targeted in a yearlong investigation by Elgin police.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Elgin Police Officer Eric Echevarria has a suspect in custody during a drug sweep conducted Thursday. The yearlong investigation targeted about 80 people with charges related to drug sales, police said.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Police secured at least $380 worth of heroin confiscated during a sweep Thursday by Elgin police.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Elgin Police Officer Eric Echevarria, from left, Sgt. Rick Santiago and Officer Will Yucaitis plan their route before a drug sweep Thursday. The yearlong investigation targeted about 80 people with charges related to drug sales, police said.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

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The ringleader of a heroin-dealing crew based in Elgin's Poplar Creek neighborhood was arrested Thursday during a police drug sweep that targeted about 65 people in Elgin, ranging from first-time offenders to career criminals, police said. Elgin police, in cooperation with FBI, Kane County sheriff's deputies and U.S. Immigrations Customs and Enforcement officers, arrested 22 individuals.
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    • Elgin Police Sgt. Rick Santiago questions a suspect Thursday during a drug sweep.
    • Curtis R. Thornton
    • Elgin Police Sgt. Rick Santiago, center, works his way around a house during a drug sweep conducted Thursday. About 80 people with charges related to drug sales were targeted in the yearlong investigation.
    • About 80 people with charges related to drug sales were targeted in a yearlong investigation by Elgin police.
    • Elgin Police Officer Eric Echevarria has a suspect in custody during a drug sweep conducted Thursday. The yearlong investigation targeted about 80 people with charges related to drug sales, police said.
    • Police secured at least $380 worth of heroin confiscated during a sweep Thursday by Elgin police.
    • Elgin Police Officer Eric Echevarria, from left, Sgt. Rick Santiago and Officer Will Yucaitis plan their route before a drug sweep Thursday. The yearlong investigation targeted about 80 people with charges related to drug sales, police said.
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