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Bureau man arrested in Tri-DENT heroin bust

PRINCETON — A 22-year-old Bureau man has been arrested on a charge of delivering heroin.

On Wednesday, Aug. 7, at approximately 4:15 p.m., the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team (Tri-DENT) conducted a controlled buy/bust operation that started in the 700 block of East Peru Street and ended at the intersection of East Peru and Main streets in Princeton.

During the operation, Tri-DENT agents conducted a controlled purchase of less than 1 gram of purported heroin from Devin J. Hepner, 22, of Bureau. Following the purchase, agents took Hepner into custody without incident.

Hepner was transported to the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation. Following the investigation, Hepner was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance — heroin (less than 1 gram), a Class 2 felony.

Hepner is being held at the Bureau County Jail.

A news release from Tri-DENT notes that all subjects are innocent until proved guilty by a court of law.

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