Heroin raid arrests three on Elgin’s west side
By Janelle Walker For Sun-Times Media August 22, 2013 5:58PM
Updated: September 24, 2013 6:27AM
ELGIN — Three Elgin residents who allegedly sold heroin to undercover officers in the past two months were charged this week with Class X and other felony charges after a late-night raid on a house on the near west side.
A large number of armed and armored officers raided a home occupied by the three in the 500 block of Van Street at about 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Lisa L. Sardin-Spencer, 48, was charged with two Class X felony counts of manufacture or delivery of heroin, and two Class 1 felony counts of the same.
Lakara D. Spencer, 19, was charged with one Class X felony count of manufacture or delivery of heroin, and one Class 1 felony count of the same.
Rinnell Mallory, 42, was charged with five Class X felony counts of manufacture or delivery of heroin, a Class 1 and Class 2 felony count of manufactured or delivery of a schedule II narcotic, and a Class 2 felony charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to police, Mallory either sold to undercover officers or arranged for the women to sell heroin to the officers on seven occasions since July 11. The two women sold the heroin to police officers in a laundromat parking lot on South State Street (Route 31).
According to police, Mallory sold to officers again on Tuesday, after which he was arrested. Officers then executed a search warrant on the Van Street home, where officers said several guns — two semi-automatic handguns and a revolver — and 79 Ecstasy pills also were found in the residence.
Bail on the charges was set at $200,000 for Sardin-Spencer, $150,000 for Spencer and $500,000 for Mallory.