(L to R) Gregory Brown and James Lostion were among eight people arrested in connection with an alleged heroin ring that allegedly sold drugs near a school in the Austin neighborhood.
Police arrested eight people in connection with an alleged heroin ring that operated near a school in the Austin neighborhood.
Undercover narcotics officers made 12 drug buys near Cicero Avenue and Walton Street, all within 1,000 feet of a school, according to a police news release.
Authorities issued warrants for 12 people allegedly involved in the ring, and subsequently arrested eight of those, including a 16-year-old. One of the suspects was arrested while committing a burglary, and another while gambling illegally, according to the release.
Police also conducted a search in the 900 block of North Waller in connection with the arrests, and recovered a small amount of heroin, two handguns and a shotgun, the release read.
Those arrested were: