Evanston police arrested five men in drug raids at two different locations late this morning.

Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says the raids at 2001 Warren St. and 1321 Darrow Ave. led to the recovery of nearly $2,300 in cash, 125 grams of cannabis, one gram of crack cocaine and  several pills of the controlled substance Alparzolam.

Parrott says an ongoing investigation by detectives from the department’s special operations group led to execution of search warrants at the two locations and that officers from the county sheriff’s gang crimes north unit assisted with the raids.

He adds that during the raid on Darrow police were forced to put down a large pit bull dog that was acting aggressively toward officers trying to secure the home.

Three residents of home on Darrow — Kaynor Ebanks, 29, Alain Ebanks, 27, and Fritz Murray, 43 — were arrested, as were two residents of the Warren home — Fitzroy Barnaby, 19, and Colwin Junior, 23.

Barnaby, Kaynor Ebanks and Junior now face felony drug charges and are due in Skokie district court on Feb. 6.

Alain Ebanks and Murray face misdemeanor drug possession charges, with court dates of Feb. 15 and 18, respectively.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Counterproductive use of government violence

    Unless these guys were involved in violent crime or this is a tactic to bring pressure on people with knowledge of the recent murders, this is totally shameful.

    Evanston holds itself out as a beacon of progess and tolerance, but apparently we're still fine with jackbooted agents breaking down doors and invading homes… for what? To incarcerate a few more black males for 4 ounces of weed and a little coke? For $2300?

    Love the euphemism about slaughtering the dog too. "Had to put down" the animal… yeah, I'm sure they used the same drug cocktail that the vets at Berglund Animal Hospital use, and it was all very peaceful. Definitely a dangerous dog though… I mean what sort of crazy dog acts aggressively when strangers suddenly burst through the doors shouting and forcefully restraining the people he's loyal to? Thank god the police put that menace down.


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