Pair busted after deal to sell phony crack cocaine

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Police say an undercover drug buy led to the arrest of two men in Sterling, Illinois.   

Sterling, Illinois Police said they conducted a buy and bust operation at about 9:45 a.m. Thursday, August 9, 2012 in the 900 block of West Ninth Street.   An agent of the Sterling Police bought about 13 grams of a substance that was supposed to be crack cocaine from 33-year-old Terrance Wyre of Chicago.

Wyre was then arrested and booked into the Whiteside County Jail.  He is charged with felony unlawful delivery of a look-alike substance.  Police said Wyre also had outstanding warrants in Whiteside and Jo Daviess counties for failure to appear on a driving while revoked charge.

Brian King, 23, of Rock Falls, was allegedly at the house when the undercover drug deal happened.  King was arrested for a Lee County, Illinois warrant for delivery of a controlled substance.  He was taken to the Lee County Jail where he was held in lieu of $75,000 bond.

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