Thursday, March 04, 2004
Cook County Pursuing Major Coke Dealer
You have to admire the Javert-like qualities of Cook County prosecutors. After two mistrials, they are still hoping to hang a 6-year sentence on a guy who apparently helped secure some cocaine (in 1999) for a seemingly desperate "friend" he ran into in a bar. The friend turned out to be an informant. Chicagoans will not be able to sleep soundly until this trafficker, this drug kingpin (45 years old, father of seven adopted kids), is locked up for a long, long time. Read the woeful tale in today's Trib (registration required).