Kane County sheriff’s detectives made arrests in what they believe to be a major drug transaction Tuesday, filing charges against four men for cannabis trafficking and confiscating 157 pounds of suspected cannabis.
According to a news release issued Thursday by the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, sheriff’s detectives were in a parking lot in the area of Farnsworth Avenue and Interstate 88 in Aurora at around 1 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 8, 2015), when they observed a suspected drug transaction take place.
Detectives waited for the suspected transaction to finish, then stopped a Jeep vehicle as it drove away, the press release said.
Sheriff’s officers located about 157 pounds of suspected cannabis with an estimated street value of about $1.4 million in the Jeep.
Deputies took into custody the driver of the Jeep, Luis Garcia, 53, of Bolingbrook, and detectives took into custody three other suspects, all from Mexico: Ruben Guillen–Hernandez, 55; Jamie Guillen-Hernandez, 63, and Sergio Delgadillo-Alvarez, 42, the press release said.
All four subjects are being held at the Kane County Adult Justice Center, and a $2 million bond was set for each man. The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the following charges against the four men:
- one count of cannabis trafficking
- two counts of unlawful manufacture/delivery of cannabis
- one count of unlawful possession of cannabis
The charges against the four men are not proof of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office news release