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Heroin bust leads to arrest in Spring Valley

Published: Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 1:31 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 1:34 p.m. CST

PERU/SPRING VALLEY — Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei announced the arrest of Tiffani L. Kiefel, 28, homeless, last permanent address believed to be LaSalle, following a lengthy and ongoing investigation by Peru Police SIU detectives, specifically into the delivery and possession of heroin in the Illinois Valley area.

Sales of suspected heroin have taken place during undercover police operations. Bernabei categorizes this arrest as “another arrest that is very significant relating to the distribution and possession of heroin here in the Peru area.”

Kiefel was arrested by Peru and Spring Valley officers at 9:30 a.m. Friday at a location in Spring Valley on a LaSalle County arrest warrant for the Class 2 felony of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, heroin. She was taken to the Peru Police Department for processing and then to the LaSalle County Jail. Her bond was set at $750,000.

Kiefel has been the subject of a lengthy investigation by Peru narcotics detectives into heroin delivery in the Peru area.

Bernabei said, “The mandate given to our drug officers is to make the distribution of heroin an absolute enforcement priority of our drug unit. Kiefel now joins a group of many other individuals arrested by Peru drug detectives involving the distribution of heroin in the Peru area. Our drug unit has been directed to continue these efforts, and I expect more arrests to follow.”

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