Heroin Worth $123,000 Seized In Lincoln Square Raid

A narcotics raid near Rosehill Cemetery in Lincoln Square turned up $123,000 worth of heroin, a trove of other drugs, and two stolen handguns, prosecutors say.


Officers executed the search warrant around 3 p.m. last Wednesday in the 5300 block of North Bowmanville, forcing their way inside Justin Sharp’s basement apartment and taking him into custody.

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A search of the 33-year-old’s residence turned up 1.8 pounds of heroin worth $123,000; over $1,000 worth of suspected cannabis; $500 worth of suspected cocaine; plus methamphetamine, steroids, two handguns and a box of bullets, according to court records.

Investigators later determined that the guns had been reported stolen in Hammond, IN.

Sharp is charged with possessing 400-900 grams of heroin; manufacture-delivery of 30-500 grams of cannabis; possession of methamphetamine; possession of cocaine; possession of testosterone; two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm; and two counts of theft. A judge set his bail at $125,000.

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