Man Charged In Drug Bust Had Over 900 Grams Of Heroin
James E. Pickett, 45, of the 8600 block of South Damen Avenue, was arrested on Friday and charged with felony possession of over 900 grams of heroin, according to a police statement via the Chicago Sun-Times. Pickett was arrested after a narcotics unit in the 2100 block of South Canal Street saw him engage in drug-related activity and pursued an investigation. With the assistance of a canine unit, police discovered $176,460 in Pickett's possession, along with 2 kilograms of heroin (an estimated street value of $200,000), and another $14,920 in drugs. Bond information was not available.