UPDATE: Cops Charge Man With Selling Drugs From Oak Lawn Hotel Parking Lot

Evergreen Park police arrested a man who they said was selling drugs out of the Midway Inn and Suites parking lot.

 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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more cuts will hurt effectiveness March 13, 2012 at 04:05 AM
funny how some things never change despite the name change. did shutting down the family biz really change anything here? Nope. wonder if our heros will suggest shutting down the new owners? how about Chase bank robbery the other day? if you follow 6th district's trustees logic, all banks should be closed just like brunswick.
OakLawnGuy March 13, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Mr. Streit welcomed this business "with open arms" after Mr. Heilmann expressed reluctance regarding granting them whatever license they required. As did some area residents. And this is just the latest of several police calls to the place. I'd like to hear a police officer weigh in on this joint's existence.
Renita Young March 14, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Thanks for reading Patch. Just wanted to let you know that we updated the article. Jones was not a resident at the hotel, according to a manager. Police said they received information that Jones had been selling drugs out of the hotel parking lot. Thanks. Renita Young Editor, Evergreen Park Patch
DLC DAVE March 15, 2012 at 10:40 PM
why is it everyone in the area know its a drug haven but the police ?
Trudy April 01, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Law inforcement should be able to take over the location just like they can with a private home for selling drugs.


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