LINCOLN PARK — A major player in a $3 million-per-year West Side drug ring lived in the swankiest high-rise in Lincoln Park until his arrest last week, authorities said.
Police raided an apartment in the Lincoln Park 2550 luxury condominium building Wednesday morning where the alleged supplier of the drug ring resided.
Levaughn Collins, nicknamed “Sweet Bobby,” lived in a sixth-floor unit in the lakefront building, 2550 N. Lakeview, according to a federal complaint.
According to real estate records, the two-bedroom, 2½ bathroom, 1,450-square-foot unit rents for $5,300 per month.
Collins, 34, also parked his 2014 Gran Turismo Maserati sports car in the building’s garage. Spaces in the garage rent for $300 per month.
The building, which opened in 2011 directly across from Lincoln Park, features a $3.79 million penthouse, a movie theater, health club and even a church.
A number of residents, who wished to remain anonymous because of the nature of the story, confirmed seeing police in the lobby early Wednesday but said they had never seen Collins in the building.
Authorities would not comment on whether Collins was arrested in the building or elsewhere.
Police began making arrests to take down the “prolific” heroin ring Wednesday morning after charges were filed against 42 people affiliated with the operation.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said the group was selling heroin out of North Lawndale and has controlled the area for at least 10 years.
The area is part of the heroin highway on the city’s West Side.