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Man arrested on drug charges

Created: Thursday, May 2, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 1:20 p.m. CDT

DIXON – A Dixon man was arrested Wednesday on multiple drug charges.

Ted N. Valdes, 33, is charged with delivery of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a senior citizen center, delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church, and possession of a controlled substance, all felonies.

Valdes was arrested in an ongoing drug investigation at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home in the 700 block of North Ottawa Avenue, police said in a news release.

Valdes had sold less than a gram, worth about $100, to an informant within the last month, the release said.

Police said they had received many complaints about the number of visitors at Valdes’ home.

Valdes probably sold heroin to more than 10 customers, which is a lot for a city the size of Dixon, Sgt. Matt Richards said.

“With the heroin trade, especially in Dixon, they’re not going to sell a lot of weight, but they’ll sell to a lot of people,” Richards said. “He had a large number of clients to people he was selling to.”

More arrests are pending, the release said.

Valdes was in Lee County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.

Anyone with information about this or any other suspected drug activity is asked to call Dixon Police at 815-288-4411 or the anonymous reward hotline, Crime Stoppers, at 888-228-4488.

According to court records, Valdes was sentenced in Lee County Court in 2010 to 2 years in prison for possession of cocaine. A charge of dealing the drug was dismissed.

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