Four arrested in two major Freeport drug trafficking schemes

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FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) -- Four people were arrested in two-high profile drug schemes in Freeport, according to the Freeport Police Department.

Three other drug trafficking suspects were arrested Wednesday morning. The Stateline Area Narcotics Team (SLANT) executed a warrant at a house on in the 500 block of E. Madison Street

SLANT recovered around 39 grams of cocaine, 74 grams of cannabis, a .22 caliber pistol and $874 in U.S. currency.

The investigation led to the arrest of Kenneth Moore, 44, Thamini Erving, 36, and Sierra Scott, 22. All are being held at Stephenson County Jail on drugs and weapons charges.

Julian Young was also arrested Tuesday by FBI and local law enforcement in Inglewood, California.

Young was arrested on a federal warrant for his alleged involvement with a Freeport drug trafficking enterprise. Freeport Police say the investigation led to eight other drug trafficking arrests.

Police say Young is being extradited back to Freeport.

Freeport Police Chief Todd Barkolow tells 23 News the two drug trafficking schemes have been causing problems for a long time.

"Those things are always good to get off the street," said Barkalow. "It's good to let folks know that even though at times, the wheels of justice seem to move slow, particularly for the people who live next to these individuals, but we're listening and we hear."

The suspects were arrested in total with at least eight different warrants. Old and new charges include possession with intent to deliver and possession of a loaded pistol.


Julian Young (Courtesy: FBI)