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La Salle traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Leeonta T. Patton, also known as "Smoke," 23, of Chicago, was picked up on a La Salle County warrant charging two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (heroin and cocaine) following a traffic stop at 12:40 p.m. Thursday on Chartres Street near Garfield Avenue in La Salle, the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team said in a press release.

The charges are Class 1 felonies (4-15 years in prison) filed after Patton, on several occasions, delivered over 1 gram of purported heroin and over 1 gram of crack cocaine to TRIDENT, police said. Bond is set at $500,000.

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