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Police find $10 million in cocaine inside man’s home

By Mason White 3:58 PM February 5, 2013
Jose Pelayo Aguilar, Roger Zeni and Patricia Sugey  

By: Shifra Unger
A man was arrested and charged with drug related charges after police found $10 million worth of cocaine inside a home, according to police reports in Illinois.

Prosecutors said police found 79 kilos of cocaine with a street value of about $10 million in a man’s house after he was arrested in McKinley Park on Friday night.

Jose Pelayo Aguilar, 21, of the 3600 block of South Leavitt, was charged with manufacturing, delivery and possession of cocaine after police said he admitted to having Patricia Sugey deliver a kilogram of cocaine to Roger Zeni in the 2600 block of West 36th Street.

Chicago Police confirmed that Sugey and Zeni also face charges of drug possession.
Police arrested Aguilar into custody and executed a search warrant at his home, according to court documents. They said they found 79 kilograms of what they suspected was cocaine along with $539,406 in cash.

The Cook County judge, Israel Desierto, ordered Aguilar held on $75,000 bail and granted a request by prosecutors to have a hearing to determine the source of the money if he tries to post bond.
Joseph Lopez, who is Aguilar’s lawyer, said his client was caught in the middle of a drug deal that had nothing to do with him.