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Tiskilwa man arrested in Tri-DENT heroin bust

PRINCETON — A 24-year-old Tiskilwa man has been arrested on a charge of delivering heroin.

On Thursday, Aug. 8, at approximately 11:22 a.m., the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team (Tri-DENT) conducted a controlled buy/bust operation in the 500 block of West Peru Street in Princeton.

During the operation, Tri-DENT agents conducted a controlled purchase of less than 1 gram of purported heroin from Stanley Mercer, 24, of Tiskilwa. Following the purchase, agents took Mercer into custody without incident.

Mercer was transported to the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation.

Following the investigation, Mercer was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance — heroin (less than 1 gram), a Class 2 felony.

Mercer is being held at the Bureau County Jail.

A news release from Tri-DENT notes that all subjects are innocent until proved guilty by a court of law.

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