Two accused, one charged of Walworth County heroin sales

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Gazette staff
Monday, February 10, 2014

ELKHORN— An Illinois man has been charged for delivering heroin on multiple occasions, one occurring within 1,000 feet of a school, according to a Walworth County District Attorney's Office release. 

On Tuesday, the District Attorney's Office charged Jamaal T. Shellie, 33, of Waukegan, Ill. with seven felony counts of delivering heroin as a second or subsequent offense, according to the release. 

This comes days after the Walworth County Sheriff's Office announced it broke up a heroin-selling operation.

Three heroin-trafficking arrests came Friday after a month-long investigation into heroin sales in the Lake Geneva and Delavan areas, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

Investigators believe Shellie led the group and had two others drive him around to sell the drug.

Investigators believe Shellie was recruiting others to sell heroin for him, the sheriff's news release states.

Shellie was arrested in a Lake Geneva hotel on charges of party to the crime of delivery of heroin and six counts of delivery of heroin, according to one release.

According to the criminal complaint, Shellie sold heroin in the county in amounts ranging from .75 grams to 4.22 grams to an informant in controlled purchases.

Also arrested were:

-- Christina M. Lavender, 28, of 4119 Spruce St., Delavan, arrested in her vehicle in Lake Geneva on charges of delivery of heroin and two counts of party to the crime of delivery of heroin.

-- Jacob LA Crews, 24, of 919 George St., Lake Geneva, arrested in his vehicle in Lake Geneva on charges of party to the crime of delivery of heroin, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Shellie is being held on a $25,000 bond.

Last updated: 8:08 pm Monday, February 10, 2014

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