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Police: Man Arrested for Selling Drugs on Craigslist

The Wilmette Police Department arrested a man for selling Ecstasy online.

Police: Man Arrested for Selling Drugs on Craigslist

Undercover officers with the Wilmette Police Department arrested a Chicago man for attempting to sell Ecstasy (MDMA) on Craiglist on Feb. 22. 

Cortez T. Forte, 29, of Chicago posted an ad on Craigslist advertising that he had Ecstasy for sale. Undercover Wilmette Police Officers responded, reports state. Forte agreed to sell the undercover officers 20 pills for $300. 

On Feb. 23, Forte met a Wilmette detective near Wheeler Park, and he produced a plastic bag with 20 capsules in it. (The pills later tested positive for MDMA.) Forte was subsequently arrested, police reports state. 

Forte is being charged with felony counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance, according to the Wilmette Police Department. 

This is the second time in 2013 that a Craigslist ad has led to a drug bust by the Wilmette Police. The first incident occurred on Jan. 7. You can read more about it here. 

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