Federal authorities today announced a series of indictments on drug and weapons charges against 17 people following an investigation underway since 2012.
Chicago police and Drug Enforcement Administration agents used federal wiretaps
on at least a dozen phones in the investigation, which led to charges against
father-and-son drug dealers, their suppliers and at least eight major customers.
Authorities seized more than 14 kilograms of cocaine, three kilograms of heroin,
15 firearms and approximately $320,000 in cash.
Those arrested were father and son Johnny Chaparro, 50 and Johnny Mendez, 29. Also arrested were
Anthony Madison, 47
Paul Jenkins, 63
Lakicha White, 36
Dilson Rocha, 58
Dwayne Payne, 29
Modesto Meireles, 62
Lucio Cuevas, 24
Delilah Martinez, 33