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DePue man arrested in Tri-DENT cocaine bust

On Aug. 15, the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team (Tri-DENT), assisted by Peru Police SIU Detective, conducted a buy/bust operation in the 700 block of Shooting Park Road in Peru.

During the operation, Tri-DENT agents conducted a controlled purchase of more than 1 gram of purported cocaine from Victor Baez, 22, of DePue. Following the delivery, Baez was taken into custody. Baez was transported to the LaSalle Police Department for further investigation.

Following the investigation, Baez was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance – cocaine (Class 1 felony). Baez was later transported to the LaSalle County Jail, where he is being held awaiting a felony bond hearing.

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

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