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15 charged in DeKalb area drug investigations

Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:39 p.m. CST • Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014 12:00 a.m. CST

DeKALB – Police arrested two people Thursday and have warrants for eight others as part of ongoing investigations into the sale of cocaine, crack cocaine and other drugs in the DeKalb area.

Deandre M. Eiland, 30, of DeKalb, and James R. Sheneman, 27, of DeKalb, were arrested Thursday on allegations of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church or park. Eiland also was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal trespass to land.

Eduardo Almanza, 24, of Sycamore, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park.

Still wanted on charges of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within a 1,000 feet of a school or park are: Darin A. Bair, 20, of Chicago; Cardiey E. Weaver, 21, of Chicago; Laird O. Bowers, 29, of Chicago; Darryl D. Dandridge, 31, of Chicago, and Christina N. Evans, 34, of Chicago.

In addition, Roger C. Riley, 30, of Merrionette Park and Antuann D. Steward, 19, of Chicago, are wanted on a charge of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Brittany N. Grubbs, 19, of Stoughton, Wisconsin, was charged with unlawful delivery of a look-alike substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

Four others also were arrested within the past month on drug-dealing charges in connection with the same investigations. They are: Lamonte J. Johnson, 43, of Sycamore; Divante D. Taylor, 19, of DeKalb; Adrian O. Chaney, 30, of DeKalb, and Christopher D. Sargent, 27, of DeKalb.

Assisting DeKalb police in these investigations were the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Northern Illinois University Police Department, Sycamore Police Department, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office.

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