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Drug probe involving FBI ends with six Freeport men in custody

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Published: Aug. 31, 2018 at 2:18 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A joint federal and state investigation into heroin and cocaine sales in the Freeport area yields six arrests.

The Rockford Area Violent Gang Task Force, the Stateline Area Narcotics Team "SLANT," an Illinois State Police task force and the Freeport Police Department conducted the investigation.

In their probe, they recovered four firearms, distribution quantities of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and more than $65,000 in cash.

Joseph Coleman "Big Joe," 34, is charged with three counts of distributing heroin and one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine between April and June of 2017.

Tristan Euell "Whip," 35, is charged with one count of distributing heroin and cocaine in May 2017.

Anthony Thompson "Blimp," 42, is charged with one count of distributing cocaine in April 2017.

Frank Howard "Nub," 36, is charged with four counts of distributing cocaine and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine between February and April of 2018.

Kyran Williams "Skinny," 23, is charged with four counts of distributing heroin between April 2017 and June 2018.

Terrance Young "Sleepy," is charged with three counts of distributing cocaine between July and December of 2017.

Coleman, Thompson, Howard, Williams and Young appeared Thursday in federal court in Rockford. Detention hearings are scheduled for next week.

Euell is scheduled to appear in federal court Sept. 6.

Each count of the indictment carries a mandatory sentence between five and 40 years in prison.

The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.