Oak Park police arrested a local man last Wednesday for dealing heroin out of his home on Washington Blvd. in Oak Park.

Anthony W. Stephens of the first block of Washington in Oak Park, 29, was stopped and arrested by police the evening of Sept. 15 on the 4800 block of West Roosevelt Rd. in Chicago, where he was charged with a slew of charges relating to dealing heroin.

“This was the result of a joint investigation with Oak Park street crimes and the Cook County sheriff,” Detective Commander LaDon Reynolds said.

The investigation, Reynolds said, began back in July. When they discovered that it went beyond the borders of Oak Park, they turned the primary investigation over to the Cook County Sherriff’s department.

When the sherriff’s department made their arrests in the case outside of Oak Park, local police moved to arrest Stephens.

Stephens was charged with delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church, delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

In one of the complaints against him, they’re charging him with having 10 capsules with 1.7 grams of a substance that field tested positive as heroin. In the other, police are charging him with having one capsule of a substance that field tested positive as heroin.

“Any time there’s a person dealing drugs in Oak Park and they’re arrested it’s a big deal to us,” he said. “I’m sure it’s a big deal for the residents in this area.”

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Ben was Wednesday Journal's crime, parks, and River Forest reporter, until he kept bugging us enough to promote him. Now he's managing two of Wednesday Journal's sister papers in the city, Chicago Journal...