An alleged gang member who resided in the 500 block of North Lombard Avenue in Oak Park until his arrest by federal agents last May has signed a plea agreement acknowledging his involvement in a wide spread West side cocaine distribution operation that allegedly was headed by Forest Park resident Ray Longstreet.

Anthony Sutton was arrested in a massive federal operation last May 25 that also scooped up Longstreet, the notorious Four Corner Hustler street gang chief. According to the plea agreement, Sutton had two pounds of powder cocaine and nearly three ounces of crack cocaine in his possession when arrested.

Sutton, who has four prior drug convictions and a weapons violation on his record, faces anywhere from tens years to life in prison. He also forfeits $3,600 in cash and a 1999 Buick Regal seized from him at the time of his arrest. As part of his plea deal, Sutton has agreed to testify at the trials of numerous co-defendants, including Longstreet, and against defendants in at least two other separate federal drug prosecutions currently pending.

Bill Dwyer