Thursday, March 22, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 2/23/18
Six people are facing criminal charges resulting from a federal investigation into drug and gun trafficking in the west suburbs, particularly in Bellwood, Maywood and Hillside, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
The investigation was carried out by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, along with numerous federal, state and local law enforcement agencies — including the Maywood Police Department.
Authorities seized “approximately 700 grams of heroin, some of which tested positive for fentanyl, and more than $15,000 in narcotics proceeds,” according to a statement the U.S. Attorney’s office released on March 21.
“Authorities also seized four military-style assault rifles, three handguns and several hundred rounds of ammunition that one of the defendants allegedly sold to an individual who was cooperating with law enforcement,” the statement read.
Four defendants were charged with conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to deliver while one defendant was charged with illegal possession of a firearm by a felon.
Authorities arrested several of the defendants on Tuesday. Their detention hearings were scheduled for Thursday and Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier.
Federal officials stated that Windell Reedy, 43, of Hillside, operated a drug-trafficking organization in the western suburbs.
According to the criminal complaint, Reedy sold numerous quantities of heroin with his uncle, Danny Reedy, 56, of Bloomingdale, purchasing the drug wholesale in Chicago before transporting it to Memphis, Tenn.
Ronald Scales, 53, of Hillside, and his brother-in-law, Howard Baker, 58, also of Hillside, allegedly collaborated with the Reedys to distribute the heroin in Tennessee. According to the complaint, Daryl Kimbrough, 48, of Bellwood, performed “quality tests,” and distributed, the heroin that the Reedys obtained.
Kenneth Logan, 38, of Maywood, was charged with illegal gun possession. The complaint alleges that Logan sold the rifles and handguns to the cooperating source on four occasions in November and December of last year. Logan, a convicted felon, was not legally allowed to possess a firearm.
According to the complaint, the charge of conspiracy against Danny Reedy, Scales, Baker and Kimbrough carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years to and a maximum sentence of life. Windell Reedy faces up to 20 years in prison, while the firearm charge against Logan carries a sentence of up to 10 years. VFP
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