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Drug Trafficking

7 men charged with trafficking drugs, firearms from Harvey to Ohio

HARVEY | Seven men — two from Harvey and others with ties to the city — are in custody in Chicago and Columbus, Ohio, on federal charges contending they were trafficking firearms and narcotics between Harvey and central Ohio.

July 16, 2014 12:53 pm

Detective: Informant named someone other than defendant as shooter

HAMMOND | Testimony from an East Chicago detective during the federal trial of alleged Imperial Gangster Richard Reyes on Thursday revealed a confidential informant who claimed Armando Ortega was actually the shooter in the 2007 drive-by killing of Rene Alonzo.

January 23, 2014 8:00 pm

Witness claims he provided E.C. man with gun in 2007 slaying

HAMMOND | One witness testified being inside the van when reputed Imperial Gangster Richard Reyes fatally shot Rene Alonzo in 2007 on the street near the U.S. Sports Bar in East Chicago.

January 22, 2014 7:30 pm

2 witnesses say E.C. man was shooter in 2007 slaying

HAMMOND | Two witnesses claimed to see alleged Imperial Gangster Richard Reyes driving a maroon minivan that was involved in the 2007 drive-by shooting of Rene Alonzo outside the U.S. Sports Bar in East Chicago.

January 21, 2014 8:00 pm

Co-defendant at gang trial links E.C. man to 3 break-ins

HAMMOND | A witness at Richard Reyes' federal trial on Thursday linked Reyes to three separate break-ins to steal money or drugs from dealers in Illinois and Indiana.

January 16, 2014 8:30 pm

First witness testifies in Imperial Gangsters trial

HAMMOND | A jury was selected, opening statements by both sides presented, and a witness for the prosecution testified Wednesday in federal court on the first day of trial for alleged Imperial Gangsters member Richard Reyes.

January 15, 2014 8:30 pm

Hammond man arrested on drug trafficking charges

CHICAGO | A Hammond man was arrested Tuesday in Chicago and is accused of taking part in a drug trafficking ring.

October 02, 2013 7:15 pm

Gary man pleads not guilty to drug dealing, firearms charges

HAMMOND | A Gary man caught up in a sweeping indictment of the Black Disciples street gang pleaded not guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court.

May 16, 2013 6:30 pm

Last defendant in Latin Kings racketeering case arrested

HAMMOND | The last outstanding defendant in the Northwest Indiana's sweeping Latin Kings racketeering case has been arrested in Texas.

April 06, 2012 4:35 pm

Hammond man is sentenced to 10 years in trafficking case

HAMMOND | A Hammond man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison for drug trafficking, federal court records state.

February 28, 2012 12:29 pm

Former Chicago officer admits to robbing drug traffickers for Latin Kings

HAMMOND | After changing his plea to guilty in the Latin King racketeering case Friday, a former Chicago police officer is set to join the ranks of those he locked up during his years on the force.

December 03, 2011 8:45 am

Feds to hold news conference Friday

HAMMOND | Federal officials and the Chicago Police Department plan to hold a news conference today to discuss a major street gang and violent crime indictment.

November 18, 2011 12:00 am Related

Sauk Village police seize 1,200 pounds of marijuana

SAUK VILLAGE | Police seized 1,200 pounds of packaged marijuana -- four pallets of more than 100 bundles -- from a trucking depot at 2000 Lincoln Highway on Monday.

June 23, 2011 9:25 pm

Meth trafficking ring leader gets 22 years in prison

HAMMOND | A Crown Point man who led a national meth ring told a federal judge Wednesday he was thankful for getting caught.

March 16, 2011 7:00 pm

Man gets 15 years for role in meth ring

HAMMOND | A federal judge sentenced a Kouts man to 15 years in prison Friday for his role in a massive meth conspiracy.

March 04, 2011 11:15 pm

Drug ring tied to Latin Kings busted

CHICAGO | Law enforcement busted an alleged drug trafficking ring Thursday that they said, at times, made $10,000 a week supplying powder cocaine to Chicago, Calumet City, Hammond and Whiting.

March 04, 2011 12:00 am

Men arrested, accused of trafficking heroin from Mexico to Gary, Chicago

HAMMOND | Officers arrested three men allegedly involved in transporting more than five kilograms of heroin from Mexico to Chicago and Gary by using hidden compartments in vehicles.

March 03, 2011 12:00 am

Former Gary boxer Tanner plans to petition Supreme Court to hear case

CHICAGO | A former Gary boxer serving a life sentence for drug trafficking convictions said he plans to petition the Supreme Court after Chicago's appellate justices denied his request for a second hearing and new trial. 

February 10, 2011 12:00 am

Gary boxer still fighting for new trial

CHICAGO | Though judges denied a Gary boxer's appeal of his drug trafficking conviction last month, he planned on fighting for a rehearing of his appellate case. But his attorney missed the filing deadline, which could jeopardize those plans.

January 24, 2011 6:03 pm

Man sentenced in Hammond to 46 months for narcotics dealing

HAMMOND | A Chicago man who claimed his cocaine and marijuana dealing was done to help fund his wife's kidney transplant was sentenced Friday to just less than four years in federal prison.

January 08, 2011 12:00 am
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