Search Warrant Nets 60 Grams of Powder, Crack Cocaine

Search Warrant Nets 60 Grams of Powder, Crack Cocaine

An Aurora man remains behind bars after a search of his home results in the seizure of cocaine and ecstasy.


Markus Russell, 31, of the 1400 block of Golden Oaks Parkway, Aurora, was arrested Thursday evening at his home after members of the Aurora Police Department Special Operations Group executed a search warrant for drugs there.

At 6:15 p.m., May 30, SOG executed a search warrant at the home of Markus Russell and discovered just over 60 grams of powder and crack cocaine, two ecstasy pills, and other drug-related equipment.

Russell, who was home at the time of the search warrant, was taken into custody without incident and charged with the following offenses:

  • Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance (Class X Felony)
  • Possession of Controlled Substance Greater Than 15 Grams (Class 1 Felony)
  • Possession of Ecstasy (Class 4 Felony)

Russell was transported to the Kane County Jail to await arraignment.

Police noted that Russell was one of 12 charged in “Operation Fallen Angel,” a 2011 joint investigation between the Aurora Police Department and the FBI. At the time of this arrest, Russell remains on federal probation for charges related to that incident.

The Special Operation Group deals primarily with gang, narcotics, and vice-related criminal activity in the city of Aurora. SOG conducts patrols of neighborhoods known for drug/gang related crimes as well as criminal investigations.

Charges are not proof of guilt. The defendant listed herein is presumed innocent and is entitled to fair trials at which it is the burden of the state to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

SOURCE: Aurora Police Department news release