Elgin Police Charge 12 in Drug, Firearms Trafficking Sting

Elgin Police Charge 12 in Drug, Firearms Trafficking Sting

The Elgin Police Department has charged 12 people in the wake of a months-long investigation into mid-level drug and firearms trafficking that had been occurring within the city of Elgin.

Elgin Interim Police Chief Bill Wolf

According to a Police Department news release and Facebook post, the three-part investigation led by the Elgin Police Department’s Special Investigations Division began in late 2017 and continued through early 2018.

Over the course of that time, “numerous transactions for cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and firearms were investigated,” police said.

In recent weeks, members of Elgin Police Department’s Special Investigations Division, assisted by the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation and Aurora Police Department, arrested numerous subjects for multiple felony offenses. The photographs above are all subjects arrested.

“Opiate addiction is a serious threat to our community,” said Elgin’s Interim Chief Bill Wolf. “We want people to know we have resources available to help those addicted, but we will also seek strong legal consequences for those who choose to illegally deal drugs and weapons in Elgin.”

The Elgin Police Department reminds citizens that they can provide anonymous tips or information via the Drug Unit Tip Line at 847-695-4195, the city of Elgin’s website, or by texting 847411, and including ELGINPD in the beginning of the text along with the message and/or tip information.

It should be noted that an arrest is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

SOURCE: Elgin Police Department news release, Facebook page