Northbrook police sting operation nabs alleged drug dealer
Updated: March 8, 2013 6:54AM
NORTHBROOK — Northbrook police on Jan. 27 arrested a Chicago man during a narcotics sting that ended in a chase on the 500 block of Skokie Boulevard.
Officers, who said they learned Jan. 26 that Corey D. Randle, 20, of 4923 W. Cortez St., Chicago, was allegedly selling heroin in Northbrook, arranged to purchase some from him Jan. 27 on the 800 block of Skokie Boulevard.
Once the buy had been completed, officers attempted to place Randle in custody, but he quickly drove out of the lot northbound on Skokie, according to the report.
When several marked and unmarked police cars attempted to curb Randle’s vehicle, he jumped out and fled east on foot, police said.
Officers then pursued Randle on foot until he was taken into custody after a brief struggle.
Randle was then driven to the police station, where he was charged with possession of heroin, a controlled substance, with intent to deliver 15 to 100 grams, a class X felony; possession of 15 to 100 grams of a controlled substance, a class one felony; and fleeing and eluding, as well as resisting police, police said.
Randle, who was caught on the 500 block of Skokie, also was charged with driving with a suspended license, driving too fast for conditions, improper lane use, driving without a seatbelt and insurance, as well as reckless driving, they added.
He was held without bond. A Feb. 6 court date was set.