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Escapees among 6 arrested during heroin bust

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Two people wanted in Fulton County, Illinois for escape were among a half-dozen people arrested after undercover drug buys were made by police.

Brandon Porter, 28 and Rene Finley, 24, of Farmington were arrested after West Central Illinois Task Force agents reportedly made controlled purchases of heroin in Fulton and Peoria counties.   Porter and Finley each had an outstanding Fulton County warrant for escape.

Their arrest happened after undercover police reportedly bought heroin from someone in Peoria, Illinois.   That purchase resulted in the arrest of Lorenzo Burke of Peoria for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.  Crista Prewitt, 34, of Havana, Illinois and Tony Farris, 43, of Pekin were also arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

The Peoria bust followed an undercover heroin purchase in Farmington, Illinois earlier that same day.  Police said that after that purchase, they arrested Clay Chatten, 19, of Farmington for two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

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