Police arrest 15 linked to alleged drug ring on SE Side

June 2, 2011 3:34:55 PM PDT
Officers have arrested 15 people they say are connected to a drug-trafficking operation run by a street gang on the Southeast Side. Chicago police are calling it "Operation Terror Town 2."

The alleged ringleader of the drug operation is 32-year-old Eric Gauthreaux. He is the nephew of notorious former gang kingpin Jeff Fort who has been in prison for decades.

Police say the bust involved a $15,000 a day operation.

Heroin and cocaine were seized along with weapons, cash and cars.