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Zion man arrested after selling cocaine numerous times to undercover officers

Diego A. Zuniga, 32, of Zion.

A Zion man, who is a convicted felon, was arrested and charged after police say he sold undercover officers cocaine on several occasions.

Diego A. Zuniga, 32, of the 1400 block of Lorelei Drive in Zion, was charged with delivery of cocaine, possession of over 15 grams of cocaine and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Group concluded a long-term investigation into Zuniga after he sold cocaine to undercover detectives in Beach Park, Zion and Kenosha on several occasions, Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said.

He was taken into custody on Monday after a drug sale in Zion. Officers seized several ounces of cocaine and an expandable baton, which Zuniga was prohibited from possessing because he is a convicted felon, Covelli said.

The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the felony charges against Zuniga and additional charges are pending in Wisconsin and Lake County, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Zuniga remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $250,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court again on October 17.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said this was a joint investigation conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Group and the Kenosha Drug Operations Group (KDOG).


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