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'Ronald McDonald' accused of dealing drugs on the West Side

March 31, 2014|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A West Side man who goes by the alias "Ronald McDonald" was accused of possession of a controlled substance Sunday after police officer observed him make a drug deal, according to county prosecutors.

Ronald McClendon, 62, was arrested in the 2700 block of West Jackson Boulevard, near his home, after officers observed him take cash from a man and then give him something from a candy box hidden near a fence a few paces away, according to the police report.

Officers recovered the candy box, which contained three bags of a substance suspected to be heroin worth $30, the police report said. McClendon was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Monday afternoon and ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bond.

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