CHICAGO (CBS) — Authorities say a south suburban man was indicted on federal charges for allegedly importing drugs from China.
Last fall, according to federal documents, 35-year-old Sanchez Lackland of Hazel Crest allegedly imported fentanyl and other drugs.READ MORE: Family And Friends Of 'School Of Rock' Actor Kevin Clark Call For Improved Bike Safety At Logan Square Intersection Where He Was Killed
He and others had the substances shipped through the mail to approximately 19 Chicago-area addresses.
In December, authorities executed a search warrant at Lackland’s home and found heroin, methoxyacetyl fentanyl and acryl fentanyl.
They also found a loaded revolver and approximately $300,000 in cash.
According to the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, Lackland is a convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing firearms.READ MORE: Protesters Demand Arrest Of Officer In Anthony Alvarez Shooting
The federal indictment also charges 35-year-old Jermol Mixon of Orland Park.
Law enforcement agents followed Lackland as he delivered a package to Mixon’s home.
Authorities searched Mixon’s home and found heroin, methoxyacetyl fentanyl, acryl fentanyl along with $10,000 in cash.
Mixon also had a loaded gun. He is a convicted felon and cannot have firearms.
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