Evanston police this afternoon released more details about a drug raid they conducted in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood on Friday.

Evanston police this afternoon released more details about a drug raid they conducted in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood on Friday.

Police Cmdr. James Elliot says that last month investigators from the department’s Neighborhood Enforcement Team — the gang and narcotics investigation unit — received information that drugs were being sold to Evanston residents from an apartment just over border in Chicago.

The unit’s investigation resulted in a search warrant being approved for the residence, located at 7638 N. Bosworth, Apt. GW, in Chicago.

About 7:25 a.m. Friday, Evanston police executed the search warrant. Elliot says they found over $500 in cash, 23 bags of a brown powder suspected to be heroin, seven bags of a white rock-like substance suspected to be crack cocaine, 35 pills believed to be used as a heroin cutting agent and 15 assorted pills all believed to be controlled substances.

Investigators say they also found evidence of drug packaging materials in the apartment.

Issac Jerome Roach, 26, and Ebony Nicole Sanders, 24, who both live in the apartment, were arrested and were each charged with five counts of unlawful possession of controlled substances and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.

They are scheduled to appear in Skokie district court at 9 a.m. on Sept. 9.

A third subject was charged with aggravated assault to a peace officer and resisting arrest after he attempted to enter the apartment while police were searching it.

Elliot says that when officers attempted to prevent his access to the apartment, Thomas Eugene Sanders, 20, of 7719 N. Paulina in Chicago, allegedly refused to leave the area and allegedly attempted to punch an officer with his fist.

He’s scheduled to appear in Skokie district court at 9 a.m. on Sept. 13.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Jurisdiction

    Good job to the Evanston Police Department on this.  It sounds like these folks were dealing seriously addictive drugs like heroin and deserve whatever punishment they receive.

    However, the fact of Evanston police searching and arresting people in Chicago seems curious to me.  I always thought that police jurisdiction ended at municipal borders.  Previously, I would have thought that Chicago police would have accompanied the Evanston officers, who would be there in an advisory capacity, and the Chicago officers would have made the actual arrests, but this doesn't appear to be the case here.  Does anyone know how this works?  Can Waukegan or Elgin police officers show up at our Evanston homes to search and arrest?  Does it work across state borders?  Can Los Angeles or New York City officers search an Evanston home?  Not taking anything away from this particular incident, which seems justified.  Just curious.

    1. The people in this situation

      The people in this situation are faulty accused they have not done anything wrong but be at the wrong place at the wrong time. If anything they are guilty by association.  If  the police had been chasing these people they would be able to rule out those who are NOT INVOLVED. Instead the conduct a messy investigation. they were liable to lock up the whole building if they could. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, lets not throw stones at a mother of two that was caught in the situation when you know nothing of her character. Let the judge decide and he will surely see the loop wholes in this story, after all she is a mom a daughter and a sister, not to mention the person that locked up is not living at the known residence. so as i said before we shall wait to court and this sounds like a lot of Messy investigating

  2. Jurisdiction

    To my knowledge on duty sworn Illinois officers can make arrest for violations of STATE laws anywhere in Illinois. Off duty only within their jurisdiction (Not including citizens arrest). Yes generally the local jurisdiction is contacted, but not always. EPD and CPD likely have an understanding because the common interest, "Howard St" borders both jurisdictions and a large amount of scum (no disrespect to the local law abiding citizens) congregate and conduct illicit business there. This varies from state to state. And no, LAPD or NYPD officers can't come and arrest you at your house. Unless of-course they are deputized in some federal task force. Wow a lot of options right?

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