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11 arrests in DeKalb crack probe

A lengthy, multi-agency investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine in the DeKalb area ended Tuesday with the arrest of 11 people, most of them middle-aged, said the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

In the case, two Chicago residents also are being sought and two other people were arrested previously, officials said.

The sheriff’s office said the probe began in January and investigators learned that three Chicago men were allegedly working together to distribute crack in the city of DeKalb and nearby towns.

Antonnio B. Sanders, 31, was charged with nine counts of criminal drug conspiracy/delivery and was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail. Charged with criminal drug conspiracy/possession were Christopher J. Stogsdill, 45, of Sycamore; James B. Phillips, 55, of DeKalb; Jason Coppens, 38, of DeKalb; Brian D. Ottenhausen, 40, of DeKalb; Eldridge D. Moore, 62, of Sycamore; Terence J. Low, 57, of DeKalb; Ronald Bannister, 40, of DeKalb; Christopher K. Riggs, 36, of DeKalb; Dianatha Hardesty, 50, of DeKalb; and Andrew Burkett, 58, of DeKalb.


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