LASALLE — On Sept. 17 at about 3:15 p.m., the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team (Tri-DENT), assisted by the LaSalle Police Department and Peru Special Investigations, conducted a controlled purchase of less than 1 gram of purported cocaine from Tyler W. Dennis, 24, of Wenona and Maceo M. Johnston, 22, of DeKalb in the 900 block of Third Street in LaSalle.
Following further investigation, both Dennis and Johnston were charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance — cocaine (a Class 2 felony). Dennis and Johnston were later transported to the LaSalle County Jail to await a felony bond hearing.
A Tri-DENT news release notes that all subjects are innocent until proved guilty by a court of law.
Tri-DENT consists of the LaSalle, Streator, Princeton, Oglesby, Ottawa and Mendota police departments, along with the LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam County sheriff’s offices.