Detectives found over two pounds of cocaine, $20,000 in drug money and a gun during a search warrant at a business in Ingleside. The business’ operator was arrested, officials said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group on Friday concluded a long-term drug trafficking investigation.
The investigation resulted in the arrest of Antonio R. Perez-Amezquita, 36, of the 0-100 block of Cottonwood Road in Northbrook.
A Lake County judge last Thursday authorized a search warrant for a business operated by Perez-Amezquita in the 800 block of Grand Avenue in Ingleside.
Special Investigations Group detectives seized nearly 1,000 grams of cocaine along with a firearm, drug packaging material and over $20,000 in drug money during the search warrant.
Perez-Amezquita was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, armed violence and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
“Our Special Investigations Group continues to aggressively pursue violent offenders and those trafficking drugs in Lake County,” Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said.
“We have zero tolerance for violence and drug trafficking in our community,” Idleburg said.
Perez-Amezquita’s bond was set at $50,000. He posted bond on Saturday and was released from custody.
He is scheduled to appear in court again on Thursday.