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Braidwood police: 'Major' heroin dealer arrested

Jonathon Stanford
Jonathon Stanford

A “major dealer” of heroin was captured and jailed Friday, the Braidwood police said.

Jonathon Stanford, 31, of the 200 block of North Center Street, was arrested Friday around 2:40 p.m. on charges of possession and delivery of heroin. Both charges are Class X felonies because Stanford's residence is within 1,000 feet of a park.

Braidwood police officer Thomas Friddle, who supervises the department's drug unit, said Stanford served about two dozen heroin users in the area.

Friddle said police received a tip from a “confidential source” about a heroin deal at the Center Street residence. Officers set up at the house around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, witnessed a hand-to-hand exchange of heroin and moved in to arrest Stanford. Friddle said police had been observing the residence for about six months for possible dealing of heroin.

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