marshals sting

Law enforcement converge in the 4900 block of Fifth Avenue where a drug operation was uncovered Tuesday morning.

Law enforcement agents looking for a fugitive from Illinois uncovered what they believe was a cocaine-selling operation in Kenosha Tuesday.

Officers from the Kenosha Police Department, the Lake County Fugitive Task Force and the U.S. Marshals went into an apartment at 4905 Fifth Ave. at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday looking for Devin Griffin, 23, of Zion, Ill., who was wanted on a warrant for delivery of heroin.

Griffin was found in the apartment.

Officers also found Lloyd Labarbera, 27, of Gurnee, Ill., hiding inside a kitchen cabinet, and Jesse Lassiter, 27, of Kenosha.

Inside the apartment they found about a half-pound of cocaine in four separate packages ranging from 126 grams to 5 grams, along with marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a handgun and ammunition, according to the criminal complaints.

Labarbera was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and obstructing police.

Lassiter was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, possession of THC, and maintaining a drug trafficking place.

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