Drug Dealers

The federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Deputy Commits Suicide After Arrest For Robbing Drug Dealers

A Cook County Sheriff’s police officer committed suicide at the federal jail in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, a day after he and his partner were arrested on allegations of conspiring to rip off drug dealers.


Emerson Harris and Maximilian Kalemba are charged with drug-induced homicide for allegedly selling drugs to different people who died from overdoses. (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

2 Alleged Heroin Dealers Charged With Drug-Induced Homicide

Authorities say Emerson D. Harris, 24, and Maximilian Kalemba, 21, of southwest suburban Homer Glen, sold drugs to different people that ultimately led to their deaths.


Pile of cash (CBS)

Chicago Cop Admits Taking Protection Money From Drug Dealers

Wentworth District tactical unit Officer Kallatt Mohammed said in court he took protection money from heroin and crack dealers at the Ida B. Wells public housing complex on the South Side in 2007 and 2008.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. (Credit: CBS/File)

Mayor Emanuel Announces New Crime-Fighting Strategy

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has long insisted it would take more than a police force to rid some neighborhoods of gangs, guns and drugs. With a 52 percent rise in the murder rate so far this year, the Emanuel administration is now rolling out the “community” component to its crime-fighting efforts.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

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Chicago Cops Among Those Indicted In Drug Shakedowns

A federal prosecutor says 19 people, including Latin Kings gang members, a Chicago police officer and former officer, have been indicted on charges of conspiring to operate a violent criminal enterprise that stretched from northwest Indiana to Texas and into Mexico.


Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy: Law Enforcement Has ‘War On Drugs’ All Wrong

At least a dozen community and social-action groups sponsored a rally at the Thompson Center on Friday calling for an end to the U.S. “war on drugs.”

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

Last Cabrini-Green High Rise

Clerical Error Saves Cabrini Resident From Eviction

A Cabrini-Green resident accused of harboring drug dealers cannot be evicted because an official forgot to check a box on her lease agreement, a Cook County judge has ruled.