Elmhurst Man Arrested, Charged with Drug Dealing
Ongoing police investigations into the sale and distribution of illegal drugs in Elmhurst continue to net arrests.
Elmhurst police have released details about the recent arrest of an Elmhurst man for drug dealing.
An ongoing investigation led Elmhurst police to the arrest of Nathan E. Fernandez, 20, of 299 W. First St. Police said Fernandez was selling cannabis and other suspected narcotics from his Elmhurst home to college-age students.
On Wednesday, Jan. 2, Elmhurst police executed a search warrant at his home and recovered more than 270 grams of cannabis, Adderall pills, drug paraphernalia, several fraudulent identification cards and "a substantial amount of cash."
Fernandez was charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, a Class 3 Felony, possession of fraudulent identification and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to DuPage County Jail. His next court date is Jan. 28.
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Elmhurst police also arrested Fabiola Palomino, 21, 945 N. York Road, and charged him with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia after police got a call for a suspicious vehicle on the 200 block of East Wrightwood, at 4:15 p.m. Jan. 9. Police found Palomino and a companion in a gold Pontiac Grand Prix. The companion reportedly admitted to injecting heroin just prior to the officers' arrival, and he had a hypodermic syringe in his pocket that contained heroin residue and blood, police said.
The vehicle was towed and both suspects were taken into custody. The second offender was not charged, and Palomino was released on I-bond.
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