Cocaine stash found in Aurora man's home

March 14, 2014 5:58:24 PM PDT
A west suburban man had an estimated $1.6 million dollars worth of cocaine and more than $250,000 in cash in his home when after authorities executed a search warrant Tuesday, police said.

Jesus Montes, 43, was arrested after Kane County Sheriff's deputies, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, the Kane County Regional SWAT Team and DEA agents searched a home on the 1600 block of Cambridge Avenue in Aurora early Tuesday, according to a statement from the sheriff's office.

Authorities seized 17 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $1.6 million and $259,569 in cash, police said.

Montes was charged with three felonies? possession with intent to deliver more than 900 grams of cocaine, possession of more than 900 grams of cocaine, and money laundering, police said.

He is being held in the Kane County Jail on a $5 million bond, and is next scheduled to appear in court March 21.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2014.)


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