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updated: 5/5/2014 8:34 PM

Three arrested in Elgin drug investigations

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  • Steven Lloyd Richardson

    Steven Lloyd Richardson

  • Deondra M. Malone

    Deondra M. Malone

  • Anthony S. Estrada

    Anthony S. Estrada

Daily Herald Report

Three people have been charged with drug offenses after two separate investigations by Elgin drug detectives, police said.

On Thursday, a two-month undercover investigation led to the arrest of Steven Lloyd Richardson, 47, of Westchester, who was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, police said in a release.

Police say Richardson twice met with an undercover officer and sold the officer 10 pills of Tramadol after communicating online about selling prescription drugs.

He appeared in court Friday where his bond was set at $40,000. He was taken to Kane County jail.

Also on Friday, May 2, Elgin drug detectives, who had received complaints about drug activity, were conducting surveillance at about 5:30 p.m. at a home in the 1400 block of Todd Farm Drive.

While there, detectives witnessed the delivery of a package and saw a man, Anthony S. Estrada, 39, of Pimbroke Pines, Fla., retrieve the package. Estrada later left the home with Deondra M. Malone, 33, of Chicago. Officers stopped the vehicle and searched it, finding the package, which had about three pounds of cannabis, which has a street value of $24,000, police said.

Estrada and Malone were both arrested and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis and unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.

They both appeared in bond court Saturday morning and were given a $75,000 bond.

People can submit anonymous tips via the crime line at (847) 695-4195 or by texting 847411 and including ELGINPD in the beginning of the text along with the message.

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