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Man Charged In Drug Bust Had Over 900 Grams Of Heroin

By Anna Deem in News on Sep 5, 2010 5:45PM

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.