Prosecutors: Woman stopped with $320K worth of drugs at Union Station

Michelle Ramos

A 25-year-old woman planning to take a train to Pennsylvania was arrested after police found she was carrying 5.5 pounds of crack cocaine and other drugs, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

When police searched Michelle Ramos at Union Station before she was able to board a train Saturday, they found, along with the purple neck cushion she carried for the long trek, a stash of crack cocaine worth $307,000, Cook County prosecutors said during a court hearing Sunday.

Police also found 99 ecstasy pills worth nearly $2,500 on the street, a pound of marijuana worth $7,264 and 50 grams of heroin worth $5,600, according to prosecutors and court records.

She also had $11 in cash.

Ramos, of Erie, Pennsylvania, was targeted as part of a narcotics investigation. She faces multiple counts of drug possession.

Ramos was ordered held on $75,000 bail by Judge James Brown.

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