People Try To Buy Heroin While Police Raid Suspected Dealer's House

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

On July 21, Illinois State Police were raiding a home in Wood River, Illinois, when their siege was interrupted serveral times by knocks at the door. Ten people arrived at the house reportedly trying to purchase heroin while police were still inside, KTVI reported. 

“While conducting the search warrant, several people arrived at (the address) to purchase heroin from (the suspect). These subjects were interviewed, all stating they have purchased raw heroin on several occasions,” according to a lawsuit filed by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office to force the forfeiture of money found during the raid.

No charges have been filed in connection with the raid, but SWAT members and drug agents recovered several bags with torn corners, which is common in drug packaging, and suspected heroin residue, syringes and 1.5 grams of raw heroin, The Telegraph reported. Investigators also reportedly found a safe containing $2,300.

The investigation started when a confidential informant made two drug purchases at the home earlier in the month. Police officers also searched the house’s trash and discovered more baggies with torn corners.

Sources: KTVI, The Telegraph Image via Dimitris Kalogeropoylos/Flickr