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Streator man arrested on heroin charge

STREATOR — A Streator man was taken into custody Tuesday, Jan. 30, by Streator Police Department after police say he delivered heroin to Tri-DENT agents.

According to a police report, Michael L. Pitts, 22, was stopped for driving while license suspended after delivering approximately 1.5 grams of heroin to undercover cops. Agents searched Pitts' vehicle and recovered cannabis and a loaded handgun. After the arrest, agents searched Pitts' residence and recovered approximately 2.7 grams of heroin and 13.8 grams of crack cocaine.

Pitts was transported to LaSalle County Jail. Following the investigation, Pitts was charged with one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (heroin), a Class 1 felony — more than one gram, but less than 15 grams; one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (heroin), a Class 1 felony — more than one gram, but less than 15 grams; and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (crack cocaine), a Class 1 felony — more than one gram but less than 15 grams.

Pitts is being held at LaSalle County Jail on a $1 million bond.

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