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Brothers charged with selling heroin in Elgin, South Elgin

Brandon M. Kanehl

Brandon M. Kanehl

Christopher M. Kanehl

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Two brothers were arrested this week by Elgin police and charged with selling heroin to undercover officers three times in October, according to police and court records.

Christopher M. Kanehl, 26, of Elgin, and Brandon M. Kanehl, 23, of Genoa, each face three felony counts of delivery of 1 to 15 grams of heroin, a charge that carries a four- to 15-year prison term if convicted. Probation also is an option.


The Kanehls, with Christopher as the driver and Brandon as the passenger, sold 3 grams of heroin for $110 to an undercover officer at 7:46 p.m. Oct. 8 in the parking lot of Menards, 825 S. Randall Road, Elgin, the report said.

The brothers also made sales of 4 grams at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in the parking lot of Goodwill, 260 Randall Road, South Elgin; and 1.2 grams of heroin at 8:31 p.m. Oct. 11 in the parking lot of McDonald's, 100 N. McLean Blvd., South Elgin, the report said.

According to an Elgin police report, the Kanehls were arrested Monday in DeKalb, and Brandon Kanehl later admitted to selling drugs after he was read his rights. He admitted to police he and his brother use money from heroin deals to drive to Chicago to buy more heroin and that he remembered the Oct. 9 drug deal but not other ones.

According to Kane County court records, Christopher Kanehl has convictions for possession of drug paraphernalia in Kane County in 2004, driving under the influence of alcohol in South Elgin in 2009 and felony marijuana possession in Kane County in 2010 for which he was sentenced to three years prison.

Brandon Kanehl received a fine and probation after a possession of drug paraphernalia arrest in summer 2012 in Marengo, records show. He also was charged with misdemeanor retail theft in September in Elgin, records show.

Each brother was being held at the Kane County jail on $300,000 bail. They are next due in court Nov. 13.

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