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.