CHICAGO — The boyfriend of a Cook County sheriff and his sister have been indicted by a federal grand jury on drug charges, officials said Thursday.
Sean M. Dwyer, 51, and his sister Bridgett Massey, 35, are charged with conspiracy and cocaine possession. Dwyer, who was convicted of theft in 1993, also faces federal charges of being a felon in possession of a weapon.
Federal prosecutors said that if Dwyer is convicted, they will try to seize a Masterpiece Arms 9mm pistol, a Walther PPK 9mm pistol, an orange Dodge Challenger Hellcat and more than $85,000, officials said last month at a home on the 10900th block of South Africa. California Avenue. Morgan Park.
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On August 17, Dwyer was arrested during a traffic stop on the 5300 block of South Morgan Avenue and officers seized about 550 grams of cocaine, according to authorities.
Sheriff officials and US Drug Enforcement Administration agents said they later found another 1.1 kilograms of cocaine at the California Avenue home along with the two 9mm pistols. Dwyer did not have an ID for the gun’s owner, officials said.
Sheriff officials said a tip that Dwyer was living and selling drugs with the unnamed sheriff’s deputy led to an internal sheriff investigation into the sheriff, who was transferred to administrative duty following Dwyer’s arrest.
The deputy will not be charged. The DEA conducted its own drug investigation in Dwyer, officials said.
Dwyer faces separate drug and gun possession charges in Cook County Courthouse in connection with his Aug. 17 arrest. After being indicted on federal charges on Thursday, Dwyer was ordered to remain in custody until a hearing on Monday. Massey was released in a personal statement of recognition.
Source: (Sun-Times Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2021.)
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