Charges: Cop, drug dealer were partners

A Chicago Police officer was a partner in crime with his informant — a drug dealer who has allegedly killed at least two people and was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the city for information that led to arrests of his rivals, according to law-enforcement sources and an indictment unsealed Monday.

Glenn Lewellen, who retired in 2002 after about 16 years on the force, participated in a major drug enterprise headed by Saul Rodriguez, prosecutors said.

Rodriguez, accused of murders in 2000 and 2001, was Lewellen’s confidential informant for years, sources said. As a police informant, Rodriguez was paid more than $700,000 by the city in exchange for information that often led to competitors getting locked up, sources said.

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