A Minnesota Twin Cities man is facing multiple Class X felony charges related to the alleged trafficking of more than 2 kilos of cocaine, methamphetamine and opioids after a U.S. Department of Drug Enforcement and Illinois State police investigation that ended in a traffic stop on U.S. 90 near the U.S. 20 ramp.
Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon has charged 22-year-old Darieln A. Moran-Sanchez with the offenses of:
- Unlawful possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a Class X felony.
- Unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a Class X felony.
- Unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine), a Class X felony.
- Unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (Oxycodone), a Class X felony.
- Unlawful possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), a Class 1 felony.
- Unlawful possession of a controlled substance (Oxycodone), a Class 1 felony.
- Child endangerment, a Class A misdemeanor.
Kane County prosecutors allege that the morning of Sept. 5, 2020, troopers from Illinois State Police District 15 stopped a vehicle traveling west on Interstate 90 near the U.S. Highway 20 exit. Moran-Sanchez was the driver, a second person was in the front passenger seat and two juveniles were in the back seat.
While searching the vehicle, officers allegedly found about 457 grams of methamphetamine, about 1,166 grams of cocaine and about 583 grams of Oxycodone pills.
Moran-Sanchez appeared Sept. 6, 2020, in Kane County bond court. Kane County Associate Judge Salvatore LoPiccolo set Moran-Sanchez’s bail at $500,000, with 10 percent ($50,000) to apply for bond.
LoPiccolo set Moran-Sanchez’s next court appearance for 1:30 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020, in Courtroom 217 at the Kane County Judicial Center.
The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration assisted Illinois State Police District 15 in the investigation.
The charges against Moran-Sanchez are not proof of guilt. Moran-Sanchez is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release
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