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2 Men Accused of Selling Esctasy to Undercover Cops in Lockport

Two men, one from Orland Hills and the other from Tinley Park, were charged April 23 with selling drugs in a Jewel-Osco parking lot, according to police.

Two men from Orland Hills and Tinley Park face felony drug charges for allegedly selling ecstasy to undercover cops, police said.

Robert M. Ryband, 20, of the 7200 block of West 174th Street, Tinley Park, and Jesus Miranda, 21, of the 7000 block of Hickory Court, Orland Hills, are charged with delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of ecstasy, a Class X felony.

The two men were arrested Tuesday night outside the Lockport Jewel-Osco on 159th Street after they allegedly sold the drug to undercover narcotics agents, said John Arizzi, deputy director of the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad.

In the past, Ryband and Miranda sold cocaine and ecstasy to officers, Arizzi said. Authorities think they were large suppliers to the Lockport area.

“We believe they are a part of a network and we’re working on that network,” Arizzi said.

Both men were due in Will County court Wednesday afternoon.

Miranda was previously charged in Feb. 14, 2011, with distribution of a controlled substance and conspiracy to sell drugs, TribLocal reports. Police said he was dealing drugs out of a barbershop in Orland Hills.

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Jim Johnson April 25, 2013 at 02:39 PM
How have these guys been enabled to continue selling drugs by our local authorities? This is a terrible and growing problem for our children, and if we dont overwhelm this problem with enough punishment that dealers just go back to what they were doing, shame on us
Susan M Weber April 25, 2013 at 04:30 PM
If these boys want to act like trash, then maybe they need to pick up all the trash along the roadways as a small part of their punishment.
frank April 25, 2013 at 08:16 PM
They needed gym shoes! Throw the book at them. If you don't, they weave through the system and are back at it. We need Sheriff Joe tactics! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Lance April 26, 2013 at 03:30 AM
I guess they need to score, too.
Julie Shaunnessey April 28, 2013 at 06:58 PM
Seems the overcrowding issues at cook county are pushing some out earlier than originally sentenced. At least I've heard that's the case with a gentleman from my neighborhood.

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