Chicago police reportedly are seeking more suspects after arresting a dozen people in an undercover narcotics investigation near the Evanston border.

The arrests came Thursday after a months-long investigation into drug sales around Howard Street and North Ashland Avenue — just east of the CTA Red Line station.

The area was the scene of two fatal shootings last July.

Chicago Alderman Joe Moore says police told him they made narcotics purchases from people selling near Willye White Park and the Gale Math and Science Academy.

Those arrested included nine men, one woman and two juveniles. They face various charged of possession and delivery of cannabis and cocaine.

Evanston Alderman Ann Rainey, whose 8th Ward borders the area, called the arrests “great news.”

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. What took so long?

    Just last week while I was waiting for the purple line at Howard I saw three drug deals occur in  a matter of ten minutes in this area.

    It seems like the CPD could sit on the 'L' platform, use surveillance video for evidence, and make mass arrests every day for posession and trafficking.

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