Arrests of 21 reputed street gang members and associates accused in illegal drug, firearm sales announced in Lake County

  • Lake County State's Attorney Mike Nerheim, at a news conference Friday at Mundelein police headquarters, announced the arrests of 21 reputed street gang members and their associates accused of illegal sales of drugs and firearms.

      Lake County State's Attorney Mike Nerheim, at a news conference Friday at Mundelein police headquarters, announced the arrests of 21 reputed street gang members and their associates accused of illegal sales of drugs and firearms. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Authorities say these are 21 members of the 4 Corner Hustlers street gang who were seized on arrest warrants because of their involvement in illegal sales of drugs and weapons in Lake County.

      Authorities say these are 21 members of the 4 Corner Hustlers street gang who were seized on arrest warrants because of their involvement in illegal sales of drugs and weapons in Lake County. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Lake County State's Attorney Mike Nerheim at a news conference Friday in Mundelein discussing the arrests of 21 reputed street gang members and their associates accused of illegal sales of firearms and drugs.

      Lake County State's Attorney Mike Nerheim at a news conference Friday in Mundelein discussing the arrests of 21 reputed street gang members and their associates accused of illegal sales of firearms and drugs. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 10/31/2014 9:47 PM

Federal and local investigators have seized 21 reputed street gang members and their associates in what they say is an effort to stem illegal sales of drugs and weapons in Lake County. At a news conference at Mundelein police headquarters Friday, Lake County State's Attorney Mike Nerheim said the 4 Corner Hustlers who were nabbed in the nearly yearlong probe were charged under the Illinois Street Gang and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Nerheim said it's the first time the law was used in Lake County.

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