WBEZ | drug bust http://www.wbez.org/tags/drug-bust Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicago gang, drug takedown nets 43 arrests http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago-gang-drug-takedown-nets-43-arrests-105317 <p><p>Police have arrested 43 suspected gang members and seized $23,000 worth of illegal drugs in a citywide gang takedown.</p><p>In a press release Saturday, Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the arrests followed investigations into gang-controlled drug markets.</p><p>McCarthy says gang and drug activity are the &quot;root cause&quot; of violence affecting too many of the city&#39;s neighborhoods.</p><p>Officers seized heroin, marijuana and crack cocaine, three vehicles and more than $4,100 in cash.</p><p>Police say the suspects were charged with possession and delivery of a controlled substance. Officers are still seeking other suspects identified through the investigation.</p></p> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 08:47:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago-gang-drug-takedown-nets-43-arrests-105317