STREATOR — A Streator man is in the LaSalle County Jail after being arrested at 8:20 p.m. July 25 in a buy/bust operation in the 700 block of East Main Street in Streator.
During the operation, Tri-DENT agents conducted two controlled purchases of purported crack cocaine from Willie L. Chillis, 46, of Streator. During the first controlled purchase, a person assisting Tri-DENT agents purchased more than one gram of purported crack cocaine.
During the second controlled purchase, a person assisting agents purchased less than one gram of purported crack cocaine. Following the second controlled purchase, agents arrested Chillis who was taken into custody without incident.
Chillis was transported to the Streator Police Department. Following the investigation, Chillis was charged with the Class 1 felony of unlawful delivery of more than one gram but less than 15 grams of a controlled substance (cocaine) and the Class 2 felony of unlawful delivery of less than one gram of a controlled substance (cocaine).
Tri-DENT consists of officers of LaSalle, Streator, Princeton, Oglesby and Mendota police departments along with sheriff's offices from LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam counties.