Police Blotter: Five men arrested in connection with marijuana conspiracy

Erica Snow, Assistant City Editor

Five men were arrested between Wednesday and Friday in Evanston and Chicago in connection with selling marijuana.

The Cook County Sheriff, Chicago Police Department and Evanston Police Department launched a “long-term joint narcotics operation” to arrest the men, and some are still at large, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

The individuals have sold cannabis in Chicago and Evanston, Dugan said. The “undercover purchases” by the group have been occurring since around February, Dugan added.

Dugan said more details will become available when all suspects have been arrested.

The five men were charged with calculated criminal cannabis conspiracy.

Car stolen outside Lou Malnati’s

A car was stolen outside Lou Malnati’s Pizza in the 1800 block of Sherman Avenue on Friday.

At about 6:30 p.m., a man left his keys in the ignition of a 2003 white Mercedes. He ran inside a store to get a pizza, Dugan said, and when he came back, the car was gone.

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