Monday, March 8, 2010

Cocaine Bust at 1500 Block of South State

In case you missed this story on Friday, we felt it was worth posting about today:
Execution of a Chicago Police Department search warrant yields the recovery of over 600 grams of cocaine and other drug paraphernalia and cash.

Michael Wright, 50, of the 1500 block of South State Street, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Street value of the seized loot exceeds $80,000

A reader writes about this story:
Not sure if you wanted to make a post about this...but we need to get rid of riff raff like this loser... And making his face known can only help send him deeper into the shadows.

Dude was working, allegedly, right out of one of the biggest condo buildings in the S Loop... and with tons of kids in the building. Just makes me sick.

(Hat Tip to MW!)
(Image from WGN.com)

21 comments:

Patrick said...

We had a renter doing that in our bulding on the 1500 block on wabash a while back. Careful who you rent too!

Anonymous said...

Get used to it.

As overbuilt as the real estate market is in general--and particularly the South Loop, since development here continued even when development stalled in other neighborhoods--means that lots of buildings are going to be rental buildings, and that condo owners unable to stay in Chicago will increasingly rent units out. That, coupled with the relatively central location of the South Loop, means that this will probably continue to happen for quite some time.

Anthony said...

Here's an unrelated criminal matter involving a fashion designer with a South Loop store:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-fashion-designer-fraud-20100308,0,6085744.story

Anthony said...

Oops, sorry, forgot to hyperlink:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-fashion-designer-fraud-20100308,0,6085744.story

Michael said...

Property management are really the eyes & ears of rental buildings. They should be training their staff to understand when there are too many visitors to a paticular apartment.

Anonymous said...

I live in that building! I KNEW there were drug dealers! It's kind of sketchy when about ten really nice cars cycle through the same parking space...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous- If you "KNEW" there were drug dealers, did you report anything to the police? To the management office? To anyone?

Or did you just mind your own business and let the guy keep at his business? and keep letting his friends and clients come and go?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous- If you "KNEW" there were drug dealers, did you report anything to the police? To the management office? To anyone?

Or did you just mind your own business and let the guy keep at his business? and keep letting his friends and clients come and go?

Anonymous said...

Be careful FGFM might have something about jumping to conclusions here.

Tim said...

Yeah... before anyone gets bent out of shape, I think it's safe to assume that "KNEW" = suspected in this case.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, making a formal complaint to your building management and/or condo association is the least thing least you should do in a case like this.

Personally, I'd not hesitate to call the police . . . better safe than sorry. Most buildings have security cameras/tapes that can be reviewed BTW.

FGFM said...

Be careful FGFM might have something about jumping to conclusions here.

"Pay attention to me, pay attention to me!"

Anonymous said...

Actually, we don't need to hear from FGFM, Carl, Lance, et al. to know what their take on this issue is. That's because anytime anyone voices concern and/or anger over crime, criminals, drugs, thugs, gangs, etc., they mock all of us concerned citizens as 'uptight caucasian douchebags,' and tell us, essentially, 'this is the city' and if you can't deal with crime and gangs then move to the suburbs.

I think the majority of Sloop residents agree that "just because" this is the city, that does not mean that we should tolerate crimal activity and "expect" gang-bangers and drug dealers to live as our neighbors. No, sir. That attitude may fly in Englewood, Bronzeville, and all the other "communities" that employ the "don't snitch" mantra when it comes to crime, but NOT HERE!

Carl said...

For the record, I would have had no reservation in calling the law and then alerting my building manager and or condo assoc. in a case like this.

Anon (SC) said...

Since we are the subject of crime, I just want to send a reminder to call 311 and report ANY GRAFFITI you see in the South Loop. They will get it cleaned within 48 hours. It's much more rare to see in anywhere in the South Loop vs Wicker Park-ish areas, but please continue to stay on top of it.

Tim said...

Anon, you are the only person I have ever seen use the label "uptight caucasian douchebag" and you do it almost every time you post. Why not give up your anonymity and make that your username?

In response to your point, there is a big difference between "tolerating criminal activity" and taking things in context, which is what I think the people you smear are trying to encourage.

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FGFM said...

A black guy dealing drugs on the south side of chicago. [sic] SHOCKING!

The racist anon is like a dog returning to his own vomit.

I bet when he got arrested hid [sic] entire family claimed they had no idea what he was up to, that he was not gang-affiliated, and that he is/was an honor student at CPS.

Seems unlikely.

Tim said...

Now does anyone want to argue that this guy is not a racist troll?

Sloopy said...

Yes Tim, definitely a racist comment. We've deleted it, thanks for pointing it out.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what building in the 1500 block of south state this was in?