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Police offer details on Rogers Park drug bust

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.

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