Within three hours, a drug task force in the Illinois Valley three down two alleged cocaine dealers.
Just after two Wednesday afternoon members of the Tri-DENT group along with La Salle County deputies and Streator Police did a buy/bust operation in the 900 block of East Main Street in Streator. Twenty-six-year-old Deandre “Nephew” O’Neil of Chicago is charged with dealing cocaine. He’s jailed needing $50,000 to bond out.
A couple hours later officers turned their attention to Ottawa where they did a buy/bust setup with 23-year-old Rashad Barksdale of Chicago. He was arrested for delivering cocaine and locked up in Ottawa.
Members of Tri-DENT also say on Wednesday they arrested a 14-year-old boy from Chicago for dealing cocaine in Streator. He was taken to the La Salle County Detention Home.