Blotter: Evanston man arrested after long-term narcotics investigation

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor

An Evanston man was arrested Friday morning in connection with a long-term narcotics investigation by the Evanston Police Department special operations group, according to a news release.

The investigation began in 2015 in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets North Task Force in order to combat the rise of heroin sales in Evanston. The task force is designed to eliminate potential threats in communities across the country.

Undercover officers purchased narcotics to identify individuals involved with narcotic purchase and distribution in the area, according to the release. About 80 grams of heroin were recovered through these purchases.

The 39-year-old man was taken into custody in the 200 block of Dodge Avenue, according to the release. He was charged with five felony counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

Graffiti found on building in south Evanston

Evanston police received a report about graffiti on a vacant storefront at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday.

An unknown person wrote “Tiko” in black ink near the doorway of the property in the 700 block of Main Street, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

It is unknown when the incident originally occurred, Dugan said.

This story was updated with new information from Dugan.

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