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4 DePaul Students Sold Xanax To Undercover Officers, Prosecutors Say

By  Erica Demarest and Josh McGhee | March 29, 2017 6:12pm 

 Left to right: Marc Anthony Randazzo, Chad Yale, Cole Hanusa, Paul Fontana.
Left to right: Marc Anthony Randazzo, Chad Yale, Cole Hanusa, Paul Fontana.
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Four DePaul University students have been charged with selling Xanax pills to undercover Chicago Police officers.

Marc Anthony Randazzo, Chad Yale, Cole Hanusa and Paul Fontana are charged with delivering a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school. The men were arrested separately near DePaul's Lincoln Park campus Tuesday.

Randazzo, 21, and Yale, 20, are accused of selling police 30 Xanax pills for $140 on March 15 in the 2400 block of North Seminary Avenue. DePaul is a block away at 2400 N. Sheffield Ave.

On March 20, prosecutors said, 20-year-old Hanusa sold 22 Xanax pills for $100 in the 2200 block of North Lincoln Avenue. Lincoln Elementary School is about a block away at 615 W. Kemper Place.

The final sale happened Monday in the 2200 block of North Lincoln Avenue, court records show. Randazzo, Yale and Fontana, 20, are accused of selling police 52 Xanax pills for $200.

Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas on Wednesday said Randazzo and Fontana can be released on their own recognizance so long as they qualify for electronic monitoring. If not, the men will be responsible for $10,000 bail.

The judge set bail for Hanusa and Yale at $10,000.

According to court records, Fontana and Hanusa are roommates in the 2200 block of North Lincoln Avenue. Randazzo lives in the 2300 block of North Wayne Avenue; Yale lives in the 2400 block of North Seminary Avenue.

DePaul spokeswoman Carol Hughes on Wednesday confirmed all four men are currently enrolled at the university. She provided no further information.