$1.75 Million Methamphetamine Arrest On Traffic Stop On East Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights

Cook County Sheriff's police on a traffic stop about 5:50 PM Saturday in the block of 200 East Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights. discovered a large amount of crystal methamphetamine in the driver's vehicle after receiving consent to search the driver's vehicle.

A 22-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged with felony narcotics possession with intent to deliver after approximately 25 pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine was found in his vehicle during a traffic stop in Arlington Heights, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said today.

At approximately 5:50 p.m. on Saturday, Sheriff's Police stopped a white, 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe in the 200 block of East Algonquin Road in Arlington Heights, near Mont Blanc Pastry, after an officer observed the vehicle commit traffic violations.

The officer received consent from the vehicle's driver, Roberto Ortiz, to search the vehicle. Officers found suspected crystal methamphetamine under the front driver seat and in a box located in the back of the vehicle. Approximately 25 pounds – which has an estimated street value of $1.75 million -- was recovered.

Ortiz was arrested and has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing today at the George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building.

Sheriff Dart reminds the public that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.

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