By Jean Lotus
Oak Park police arrested Justin Dougherty, 28, of Western Springs yesterday after police observed him walking in the alley in the 500 block of S. Humphrey Avenue and emerging from between garages around 8:45 p.m. When officers asked for identification, Dougherty reportedly had, in his wallet, a number of plastic baggies containing an off-white powdery substance that later tested positive for heroin. When told he was under arrest, Dougherty allegedly fled east.
After a brief foot chase, he was taken into custody in the 100 block of S. Austin. Dougherty was reportedly found to be in possession of 87 baggies of heroin totaling 35.1 grams. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and held for bond hearings.