Sheriff’s Office: 16 Kilos of Cocaine Seized in Lake in The Hills Warehouse
Two Carpentersville men were charged and about 16 kilos of suspected cocaine were seized from a Lake in the Hills warehouse Thursday (Sept. 20, 2018) after a month-long investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration along with the Kane County Heroin Initiative Task Force.
According to a Sheriff’s Office news release, Ivan A. Moreno-Gollego, 18, and Juan C. Sanchez-Cacho, 40, each were charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
Charges were authorized by the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Officials said the 16 kilos of suspected cocaine, found in a warehouse in the 9100 block of Trinity Drive, has an estimated street value of $512,000.
The investigation was under the direction of the Kane County Heroin Initiative Task Force and involved members of the DEA’s Chicago Office, Kane County Sheriff’s Office, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Kane County Sheriff Don Kramer said multi-agency teamwork was key to the investigation into a local narcotics distribution network.
“The cooperation between other county law enforcement agencies and our federal partnerships have proven to be a successful tool in the fight against narcotic distribution,” he said.
DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian McKnight agreed.
“The seizure of these illegal drugs, and arrests of the violators during these joint law enforcement efforts show the power of partnering together to attack those who funnel their narcotics into our communities,” he said.
- FEATURE PHOTO CAPTION: About 16 kilos of suspected cocaine were seized in Thursday’s raid. (CREDIT: Kane County Sheriff’s Office)
SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office news release