Suburban Man Indicted For Allegedly Importing Fentanyl

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.

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.

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.

Both Lackland and Mixon are set to be arraigned on March 14.


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