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Crime & Courts

Police: DeKalb man arrested just before drug deal

DeKALB – Police say they caught William J. Frederick just before he was going to sell drugs the Walgreens parking lot in DeKalb.

Police received information about 10 p.m. Thursday that Frederick, 26, of the 600 block of Lucinda Avenue, was going to sell ecstasy pills and psychedelic mushrooms at Walgreens, 100 W. Lincoln Highway, court records show.

Police followed Frederick from his apartment to Walgreens, where he admitted to police that he was trying to sell the 28 ecstasy pills and almost two ounces of mushrooms, according to court records. Frederick also allowed police to search his apartment bedroom, where they found 1.73 grams of marijuana, 1.5 ecstasy pills, about 8 grams of psychedelic mushrooms and multiple items of drug paraphernalia, court records show.

Frederick was charged with two counts each of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. The more serious charge, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, is punishable by between six and 30 years in prison.

His bond was set at $50,000. Frederick is next due in court Sept. 2.

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