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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