Updated March 14: According to Evergreen Park Police, they received information that Jones was selling drugs outside of the parking lot. Hotel manager Tony Kosir said he was not a resident of the hotel.
helped catch a man who sold drugs out of an Oak Lawn hotel parking lot, according to reports.
Police said tactical officers got a tip that someone was selling drugs outside of Midway Inn and Suites parking lot, 9320 S. Cicero Ave. On Feb. 11, police set up a drug exchange to catch Vern S. Jones, 19, of Chicago, in the act, according to reports.
Jones was not a resident at the hotel, according to Midway Inn and Suites manager Tony Kosir. “We do everything in our power to keep people that are undesirable out. We do everything to screen our guests,” Kosir said.
"Apparently he just does the deals in the parking lot," police said. "It doesn’t look like he was a resident in the hotel."
After seeing Jones make the transaction at about 6:31 p.m., police said they recovered six small plastic bags containing 1.1 grams of heroin and two white crack rocks weighing 0.8 grams. A juvenile drove the car from which Jones made the transaction as a passenger, police said.
Jones was ultimately charged with two counts of felony unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
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