Thanks to a trio of recent arrests, Alton Police say three alleged drug dealers are off the streets. The busts happened in Downtown Alton near the end of February, and one investigator says the drug trade in the area has slowed down as a result.
Detective Emily Hejna tells The Big Z all of the arrests were a result of lengthy investigations.
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Hejna and Police Chief Jason Simmons stress that the drug activity is not a reflection on Downtown Alton, and assures the area is safe for anyone wanting to enjoy a meal or take in the nightlife. Arrested and charged with Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance are 52-year-old Tyrome Parker, 27-year-old Cameron Carter, and 37-year-old Larnie McNear.