14 in custody after West Side drug 'take down'

August 3, 2012 3:57:44 PM PDT
Chicago police have arrested 14 people and are looking for four more in a drug ''take down'' in the Austin neighborhood.

Police say this was a gang-controlled drug market near Laramie and Maypole. With the use of surveillance they seized $20,000 worth of marijuana, heroin and crack cocaine.

Superintendent Garry McCarthy says these so-called drug take downs only work if the community helps out.

Just last week, police arrested 22 people, and seized weapons and drugs in two other takedowns.

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