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Three arrested in Stark County after alleged drug sale

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Chicago, IL

#1 Jan 10, 2012
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By Tammy Wilkinson
GateHouse News Service
Posted Jan 09, 2012 @ 08:40 PM
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Toulon, Ill.—

Three people were in the Stark County Jail Monday following a drug purchase staged by the Stark County Special Operations Squad.
Jailed were Ronnie J. Parks, 26, of Davenport, Iowa; Jaleigh A. Grasty, 26, of Streator; and Rochelle R. Sephus, 30, of Kewanee. All are charged with one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 3 felony.
Authorities said the arrests followed the sale of less than .5 grams of cocaine to an undercover agent in Stark County Friday night.
The three were arrested in Elmira following a traffic stop shortly after the purchase. Six people, including Grasty’s 2-year-old daughter, were in the vehicle.
On Sunday, Circuit Judge Stu Borden found probable cause to charge the three.
Bond for Parks was set at $20,000 with 10 percent to apply and he was appointed public defender Robert McBride.
Grasty’s bond was set at $40,000 and public defender Ed Woller was appointed for her. Sephus’ bond was set at $50,000 and she was appointed lawyer Robert Rennick Jr.
Borden said that if convicted, Parks could face up to five years in prison.
Because of prior convictions, Borden said, Grasty and Sephus could be sentenced to up to 10 years.
All three are to appear in Stark County Circuit Court Friday.
Two other passengers in the vehicle were released without charges. Stark County authorities contacted the Department of Child and Family Services to place the toddler into the custody of a relative.
Grasty told authorities she had a 9-month old being cared for by an individual at the Fairbridge Inn in Kewanee.
Kewanee police checked on the baby’s welfare, Kewanee Police Officer Jon Jagers said. He said the caregiver, Dimitri M. Lopez, 24, formerly of Kewanee, refused to acknowledge police.
Police obtained a search warrant and entered the room, where they found the baby and Lopez, Jagers said.
Lopez was arrested on a Henry County warrant for aggravated battery and a Bureau County warrant for failure to appear on a charge of driving on a suspended license.
In the Henry County case, Lopez was charged in connection with a Sept. 7 incident in which a 23-year old man was stabbed in the abdomen at a Kewanee coin wash.
Henry County authorities tried to serve the warrant for Lopez’s arrest but he reportedly had fled the area.
Police took the infant to Kewanee Hospital for a medical evaluation before turning the baby over to the care of DCFS.
Lopez was transported to the Henry County Jail.
Since its formation six months ago, the Stark County Special Operations Squad, a unit of the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, has made several arrests and seized narcotics, cash, vehicles and other assets.

Kewanee, IL

#2 Jan 10, 2012
They get what they deserve...all of em down to Dimitri!! Sometimes the law does work for the people.

Princeton, IL

#3 Jan 10, 2012
Rochelle has only been out of prison a couple of months. Going back where she belongs. Sex offender and drug dealer! Loser!

Kewanee, IL

#4 Jan 11, 2012
You bring a 2 year old to a drug buy!? Wtf!

Geneseo, IL

#5 Jan 12, 2012
those people deserve to be where they are today. makes me sick to hear that a young child was involved. how could you? putting that young childs life in danger like that? people like this need to be put away for a very long time! thats why we have great law enforcement agents these days taking all these pieces of shit off the streets and cleaning our towns up

United States

#6 Feb 1, 2012
stay the fxxk off my sister bxxches before u get what u deserve if my sis was out her she beat your axx
o really

Geneseo, IL

#7 Feb 2, 2012
what nice language you say that comes out of your mouth! im sorry but they all deserve to be where they are now. i understand that she is your sister and all and you want to defend her but sweetie realize.. what she did was against the law and another thing is that there was a young child involved. what people think about that is thats wrong. very wrong. hopefully she learned her lesson this time!!
tuff s__t

Kewanee, IL

#8 Feb 2, 2012
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree
joke county

United States

#9 Feb 5, 2012
All the wyoming drug dealers are safe once again. Funny everybody knows who they are.

Toulon, IL

#10 Feb 5, 2012
rochelle needs to be off the street. she is a con. and if she ever gets out tell her to bring it. i will whip her into shape.
Lil sis

United States

#11 Mar 9, 2012
hey wrote:
rochelle needs to be off the street. she is a con. and if she ever gets out tell her to bring it. i will whip her into shape.
My is geting out and she will drag u u aint on nothing u dont even have anough balls to put ur name on this post

Kewanee, IL

#12 Mar 10, 2012
Lil sis wrote:
<quoted text> My is geting out and she will drag u u aint on nothing u dont even have anough balls to put ur name on this post
How is she innocent? Drug sale means jail time for everyone involved. And I hope you all get time, you are a drag on our society and I hope you get the full sentence. If you had kids involved in this deal, i hope that you won't see your kids until you finish the program and or sentence.
Lil sis

United States

#13 Mar 12, 2012
They all got out and my sis will be out too i miss u sis cant wait tell u come home

Kewanee, IL

#14 Oct 29, 2012
any comments on stark county people you know

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