Officials: Slain Woodridge Man Involved in Heroin Ring

Gregory Holden, 32, of the 2500 block of Meadowdale Lane, was shot to death Dec. 8, just two days after being indicted in connection with a heroin distribution ring.

A Woodridge man fatally shot in the last week was a federal defendant in a heroin distribution ring, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

Authorities say , peddled heroin with six others on Chicago's west side. He was indicted Dec. 6 on federal drug charges in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois.

Dec. 8 around 11 a.m. Woodridge police have said there was evidence of forced entry. His two daughters were home at the time but were not harmed, the Tribune reported. 

The indictment came after heroin transactions Holden made with a confidential informant who had been cooperating with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration since 2006, officials said.

Holden was arrested in October with his co-defendants in connection with using stash houses on Chicago's west side and avoiding police detection, according to the Tribune.

The along with investigators from the regional Felony Investigation Assistance Team are investigating the murder, police said. 

No charges have been filed, though "investigators are aggressively following all possible leads," according to a news release from police.

Police believe this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

Editor's note: Woodridge is a southwest suburb of Chicago. 

Dawn Flowers Gratzke December 14, 2011 at 02:15 PM
Those apartments bring nothing but criminal activity. They need to bulldoze them all and build nice housing.
Greg Faber December 14, 2011 at 05:39 PM
I feel sorry Mr. Holden's daughters who had nothing to do with the shooting and will likely have hard lifes ahead of them. I know, also, that an indictment is not a conviction and we have to wait until the story unfolds. Although Police officials claim his shooting was an isolated incident, the fact that armed criminals are travelling our streets is very unnerving to the "good" people who live and play in Woodridge. Landloards please screen and have background checks done on your applicants. You never know what you might find! Pray for him and his family.
Jim Curry December 15, 2011 at 06:06 PM
I actually lived at 2400 Meadowdale back in 1979 when the apartments were new and there were few, if any, Section 8 tenants. It still looks the same, thirty years later, but I suspect nearly all the tenants are now Section 8. Nice.


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