LASALLE — A LaSalle man was arrested on drug charges and illegal possession of a weapon after police executed a search warrant at his home around 6 a.m. Jan. 29, following a lengthy investigation into cocaine sales in the LaSalle area.
Kevin C. Billups, 31, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver — cocaine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance — Ecstasy, and possession of a weapon by a felon. He is currently being held at the LaSalle County Jail.
During the search warrant, agents and investigators located approximately 11 grams of cocaine, seven Ecstasy pills and a .22-cal. revolver.
The search warrant was executed in the 500 block of Joliet Street by agents of the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team (Tri-DENT), Peru Special Investigative Unit (SIU) and LaSalle Police.