Oak Lawn detectives noticed suspicious activity near Dunkin Donuts near 87th and Ridgeland Avenue that resulted in an arrest for possession of a controlled substance.
At about 6:30 p.m. the detectives saw an Infiniti parked on the south side of Dunkin Donuts with four people sitting in the car. The Infiniti was parked in the middle of an otherwise empty parking lot. The detectives then set up surveillance.
During the surveillance, the detectives watched as a Nissan Altima pulled up next to the Infiniti. A passenger, identified as Hussein Alaffi, of Alsip,exited the rear passenger side door of the Infiniti and approached the front passenger door of the Altima. At that point, the officers allege that they saw a hand to hand transaction between the man who approached the front passenger door of the Altima and someone in the Altima.
Detectives also saw a Lexus pull alongside the Infiniti and allege that once again the same Infiniti passenger left his vehicle and another transaction allegedly took place. The detectives believed that they had just observed drug transactions and began to approach the vehicles.
The detectives claimed that they smelled the odor of cannabis and therefore requested assistance from the K-9 unit and additional police squads. The occupants for the car were asked to exit the vehicle. During a search of the Infiniti, Oak Lawn detectives alleged that they found a digital scale on the floor, a bag containing 12 grams of cannabis, a grinder containing a small amount of cannabis and plastic bags.
A search of the Lexus, driven by Wail Jalq allegedly found a one pill of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Jalq, a 31 year old white male, was taken into custody. Jalq allegedly provided a statement to the police that he was hanging out in the parking lot with the other subjects. He allegedly admitted possessing the amphetamine and buying it for $6 from an unidentified subject. He allegedly claimed that the pill helps him study. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Mohammad Joudeh, a 24 year old white male, is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Hussein Alafi, a 25 year old white male, is charged with possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia. Joudeh provided an Oak Lawn address while Jalq provided a Tinley Park address.