Suburban Twin Cities, MN, Man Faces Charges of Possessing 2 Kilos of Cocaine, Meth, Opioids

Suburban Twin Cities, MN, Man Faces Charges of Possessing 2 Kilos of Cocaine, Meth, Opioids

Interstate 90 near the intersection with U.S. 20. (CREDIT: Google Maps)

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.

Darieln A. Moran-Sanchez

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.

 (CREDIT: Google Maps)

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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