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Ottawa K9 search leads to drug arrests

Amber L. Katrein – Photo LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office

Damien M. Johnson – Photo LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office

OTTAWA – A search of a vehicle assisted by an Ottawa K9 Officer led to a pair of drug arrests on Tuesday. The Ottawa Police Department say they stopped a vehicle around 3:15 AM and after a search, discovered what they say was a large amount of purported cocaine, crack-cocaine and heroin. Authorities say they took 27-year-old Damien M. Johnson and 30-year-old Amber L. Katrein into custody on a number of charges, including two Class X Felonies. Both were taken to the LaSalle County Jail and are being held on bonds set at $1 million each.

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