The Lake County Sheriff's Department arrested 24-year-old Rafael Russell of Round Lake Park, capping off a two week investigation.
Sheriff Mark Curran said Russell was part of a crack distribution ring that ran from Round Lake Beach to Waukegan. He was arrested when he conducted a hand-to-hand sale of $280 worth of crack cocaine to an undercover detective with the Special Investigations Unit.
Russell is charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance.
He is awaiting a bond hearing at the Lake County Courthouse.