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Posted on: April 4, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Waukegan Man Arrested After Selling Heroin in a School Zone


On April 3, 2019, the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force concluded an undercover operation which resulted in the arrest of Kevaughn D. Bridges-Butler, 19, of the 100 block of Philippa Street, Waukegan.

On several occasions, Bridges-Butler sold heroin to an undercover Gang Task Force Detective, two of those sales occurred within 500 feet of a Waukegan school, while school was in session.  Following a sale on April 3, 2019, Bridges-Butler was taken into custody without incident.  

He was subsequently charged with:

Two Counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Class X Felonies)

Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Class 1 Felony)

Four Counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class 4 Felonies)

Sheriff John Idleburg said, “Selling drugs is bad enough, selling them near a school is downright revolting.  Here is another example of someone who hasn’t been paying attention to our numerous warnings – if you sell drugs in Lake County, we will find you and we will arrest you.”

Bridges-Butler remains held at the Lake County Jail pending an initial court hearing this morning.  

Sheriff Idleburg reminds the public all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  

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