Gone are the days of discrete drug dealings. Now people are lining up outside and all the way down their block to get some heroine in Chicago.
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) – James Triplett had his customers lined up around the corner in broad daylight, the feds say. Not for concert tickets. Not for iPhones. For heroin.
Now 42 people are facing state or federal drug charges for their alleged roles in supplying and distributing heroin around West Grenshaw and Independence in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
Among them is the 33-year-old Triplett, also known as “Trell,” who authorities said controlled the drug market in the area.
Investigators even included a photo in a federal criminal complaint spanning more than 200 pages. They said the photo depicts a line of people waiting on June 16 to get their hands on heroin supplied by Triplett’s organization in the 3700 block of West Grenshaw.
The photo was taken just south of the Eisenhower Expressway, which has come to be known as “Heroin Highway.”
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