Police say an Evanston man in due in court in Skokie tomorrow on felony drug charges after detectives from the Neighborhood Enforcement Team allegedly found 14 pounds of marijuana in his house.

1806 Lake St. (Cook County Assessor’s photo).

Police say an Evanston man in due in court in Skokie tomorrow on felony drug charges after detectives from the Neighborhood Enforcement Team allegedly found 14 pounds of marijuana in his house.

1806 Lake St. (Cook County Assessor’s photo).

Martin Artega, 28, of 1806 Lake St., was arrested last Wednesday evening at his home by officers who executed a search warrant on the property in what Police Commander Tom Guenther says was the culmination of a lengthy, multi-level investigation.

Guenther says officers also found a small amount of crack cocaine, digital scales and plastic sandwich bags that they believe were used in preparing drugs for sale.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1.  Thank you EPD for taking

     Thank you EPD for taking this drug dealing house down in my neighborhood!  Now, can we focus on the house near Fowler/Greenwood.   It has been a cause of many problems for years and complaints have fallen on the deaf ears of my alderman.

  2. Police should shut down the

    Police should shut down the drug houses here on Brummel as well.

    1. Which ones? Where on Brummel?

       Police have been very willing to partner with neighbors, especially when there is a drug house involved.  I don’t know where you live on Brummel, but the 1-800 blocks fall into the Brummel Park Neighbors Neighborhood Watch area.  We meet with police twice a month during the summer, and make sure that they are aware of locations where there is drug dealing.

      If you’re in the area, I urge you to come to a meeting and tell the police your concerns – we meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Howard street police outpost, 633 Howard at 7:30pm (except for next Tuesday, which is National Night Out, we’ll mostly be in the park.)

      If not, you can contact https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTipsStart.aspx?L=0&Country=USA&State=IL CrimeStoppers and report what you saw anonymously through the link provided – or, to be more effective, you can call police non-emergency and ask to speak directly to a NET (Neighborhood Enforcement Team) officer.  You should also ask the front desk who your Problem-Solving Team Officer is (it goes by your address,) and set up a meeting.

      If you know there is a drug house in the area, it’s up to you to report it.  The police depend on citizen calls to help them do their jobs effectively.

       

  3. Congratulations to those

    congratulations to those officers for a job well done and we still need more community support to report more of those houses; to those who use it, find other ways to cheer you up, please.thousands of people are dying and thanks to those who use it.

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