Chicago police make drug bust

February 20, 2009 4:09:46 AM PST
Chicago police say they've arrested three people and recovered crack and powder cocaine, marijuana, a high-powered assault rifle, two handguns and more than $14,000 in cash. Eric Mason and Larry Covington of the 9100-block of South Justine were charged with possession of a controlled substance and aggravated, unlawful use of a weapon. Kizzi Campbell of the 1300-block of West 92nd Street was charged with manufacture/delivery of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police say the gang unit conducted an investigation into recent shootings and learned that a shooting involved gang factions disputing over narcotics sales. They say that investigation enabled them to obtain intelligence about narcotics inside a home where they executed a search warrant Wednesday morning.