Bolingbrook Cyclist Busted for 'Pedaling' Cocaine: Police

MANS unit officers work undercover to track the habits of an alleged Bolingbrook drug dealer and make an arrest on Wednesday afternoon at Route 53 and Briarcliff Road.

Demetrius A. Walker, 516 Jill, Bolingbrook. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
Demetrius A. Walker, 516 Jill, Bolingbrook. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
A 38-year-old Bolingbrook man who allegedly peddled his wares—crack cocaine—while also pedaling around town on his bicycle was taken off the street and sent to jail Wednesday by officers working with the Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad, according to Joliet MANS Director Mike Weber.

Demetrius A. Walker, 38, of 516 Jill, Bolingbrook, was charged with manufacturing and delivering cocaine—a felony—after he was booked by MANS officers at about 2 p.m. at Route 53 and Briarcliff Road, near the McDonald's parking lot, Weber said.

Walker was transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility and was awaiting a court appearance Thursday to determine his bail. Weber said MANS officers worked undercover to track Walker's bicycle drug business and were able to make purchases of crack cocaine from him on multiple occasions.

"It just got to the level where he wasn't going to deliver us any more, so we arrested him (Wednesday)," Weber said. "He was arrested by himself—on his bicycle. He was selling drugs on his bicycle. That's a little something interesting for you.

"We didn't think he had the capability to deliver bigger quantities. He was just a street deliverer working in a heavily populated area. We didn't want him to be there any more. We wanted to get rid of him. I don't want to make it sound like we killed him—we sent him to jail."

Walker has on his record a number of previous bookings, including charges for domestic battery, parole violation and driving on a suspended license, according to Will County Sheriff's Office records.

Ron Kremer October 11, 2013 at 01:57 PM
OK, so my attempt at a pun was a bit lame and I've changed the article to say "peddled his wares" ... When you try things, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.
Queen Edwards October 12, 2013 at 07:45 AM
Melanie...I totally agree with you. Unfortunately, Bolingbrook is easily accessible to a lot of drug dealers from towns like Joliet and Chicago. They can end up living with or visit relatives that live in Bolingbrook and go around town selling drugs. Look at the 5 people from Joliet that was mentioned on the news due to them buying tainted heroin that is eating up their skin. UGH! SMDH! It's a sad and dangerous situation. Bolingbrook used to be so nice with low crime rates. :0(
Beth D. October 13, 2013 at 03:01 PM
That's not tainted heroin.. that's probably Krokodil -- which has been now discovered in Chicago.
Dan October 15, 2013 at 09:26 AM
bolingbrook soon to be ghetto.
Queen Edwards October 15, 2013 at 11:33 AM
Very true, Bolingbrook will soon be a ghetto. That's one of my 3 personal reasons why I moved out of Bolingbrook. The village used to be so nice, but with all the weekly crimes going on...it's a bad sign.


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