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Two arrested in DeKalb County firearms sting with ATF


A Sycamore man and a juvenile have been arrested by DeKalb County sheriff’s deputies, as part of a joint operation with ATF.

The Sheriff’s Office says 18-year-old Corien Powell and the juvenile were arrested after they reportedly bought a firearm from an ATF agent in exchange for drugs and cash.

Powell and the juvenile were taken into custody in the 2100 block of East Lincoln Highway in DeKalb on Thursday afternoon around 4 o’clock.

Powell is charged with counts including unlawful possession by a felon, unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member, unlawful delivery of cannabis, forgery and violation of bail bond.  He’s being held at the DeKalb County Jail pending bond.

The juvenile was taken to the juvenile justice center in Kane County, and is charged with armed violence, unlawful delivery of cannabis, forgery and possession of a firearm without a FOID card.

The Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were joined in the operation by the DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Illinois State Police State Line Area Narcotics Task Force, or SLANT.




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