Police and federal authorities recovered 16 kilograms of cocaine, worth more than $500,000, after a search of a Lake in the Hills warehouse.
Ivan A. Moreno-Gollegos, 19, and Juan C. Sanchez-Cacho, 40, both of the 2300 block of block of Arrow Street in Carpentersville, were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
The Kane County Heroin Initiative Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) started a monthlong investigation into the local distribution network.
Authorities obtained a search warrant for a warehouse in the 9100 block of Trinity Drive in Lake in the Hills. Police found approximately 16 kilograms of cocaine, which has a street value of around $512,000, inside the warehouse.
Officials arrested Moreno-Gollegos and Sanchez-Cacho in connection with the drugs.
“The seizure of these illegal drugs, and arrests of the violators during these joint law enforcement efforts show the power of partnering together to attack those who funnel their narcotics into our communities,” DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian McKnight said.
“The cooperation between other county law enforcement agencies and our federal partnerships have proven to be a successful tool in the fight against narcotic distribution,” Kane County Sheriff Don Kramer said.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Kane County Heroin Initiative Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).