Police Say Out-of-Towner Was Dealin' Drugs at Amphitheatre

Tinley Park police arrested a Rock Island man who they said was taking part in drug transactions during a recent concert.

Police recently arrested a man who they said was dealing drugs at a concert held at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in .

Two officers were standing on the concert grounds around 9:40 p.m. June 2 when they reportedly saw Derek J. Jackson, 22, of the 1000 block of 16th Avenue in Rock Island, take a cash payment in exchange for a plastic bag. Police said they suspected it to be a drug transaction and approached Jackson to investigate.

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They tried to also find the man who bought the suspected drugs but lost him in the crowd, they said.

"As (an officer) escorted Jackson to a less crowded area in order to speak with him … I observed Jackson pull a plastic bag out of his pocket and drop it on the ground," the report said. "I picked up the bag and it contained a green leafy substance."

Jackson was handcuffed and searched. Police said they also found him with a "plastic bag with a white powdery substance" inside and $720 cash.

Back at the , officers weighed the powder out at 1.9 grams, they said, but were "unable to determine a presumptive presence of any narcotic." It was sent to the Illinois State Crime Lab for investigation and a charge regarding it may be pending.

The marijuana weighed out to about 6.8 grams, police said.

He was charged with possession of marijuana.

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