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Two men busted for heroin possession after a two-hour tail by cops

Brian M. Wehmer, left, and Moeheeb M. Maasi (Submitted photos)

Brian M. Wehmer, left, and Moeheeb M. Maasi (Submitted photos)

A 36-year-old Orland Park man and the 25-year-old Tinley Park man who allegedly chauffeured him to a heroin buy on Chicago’s South Side are scheduled to appear in Will County court May 2 on two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Moeheeb M. Maasi of the 11800 block of Canon Road and Brian M. Wehmer of the 8600 block of Kathleen Lane in Tinley Park were taken into custody in Homer Glen after Orland Park Police allegedly found six tinfoil packets containing heroin while searching Wehmer, according to a report released Monday.

The 1:30 p.m. March 14 arrest at a gas station at 159th Street and Wolf Road ended a two-hour “tail” by Orland Park Police that began at the home of Maasi.

Wehmer arrived at Maasi’s home at 11:30 a.m., roughly 30 minutes after police began their stakeout. Officers following Wehmer’s pickup truck said he made at least one stop at a known heroin user’s home before leaving the village.

Police said they followed Wehmer’s truck to the intersection of 63rd Street and California Avenue, where a third man entered the vehicle. Wehmer reportedly drove one block east of California, parking in front of an unmarked Orland Park police car.

Police in that vehicle reportedly observed a vehicle pull alongside the pickup, stop and exchange “a small clear bag containing what appeared to be a white powdery substance” for money with one of the pickup truck occupants. Police said Wehmer then dropped off the second man and headed southwest to Homer Glen, where he and Maasi were arrested.

Maasi was transported by Orland Fire Protection District paramedics to a local hospital after complaining of chest pains.

He was arrested on a warrant Tuesday by Will County Sheriff’s Police and remained in the Will County Adult Detention Facility this morning in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Possession of a controlled substance is a Class 4 felony with a sentencing range of 1-3 years if convicted.

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