Chicago Man Arrested in Cocaine Bust by Trident

Trini Morando – Photo LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office

OTTAWA – The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team arrested a Chicago man after a buy/bust operation near Ottawa. On Friday, August 9th around 1:30 PM agents in the 3000 block of North State Route 71 conducted a controlled purchase of approximately 36 grams of purported cocaine allegedly from 48-year-old Trini Morando. He was later taken into custody and charged with Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a Class X Felony. Morando is being held at the LaSalle County Jail on a million dollar bond.