Mpls resident Roberto Ortiz arrested with $1.75 million of meth in his SUV [PHOTO]
Just before 6 p.m. Saturday, Roberto Ortiz, a 22-year-old Minneapolis resident, was pulled over in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights after an officer observed him commit unspecified traffic violations.
Ortiz consented to let an officer search his 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. Inside, allegedly, was 25 pounds of crystal meth, with a street value of a whopping $1.75 million.
The crystal was found under the front driver seat and in a box located in the back of the vehicle. Here, via a Cook County Sheriff's Office press release, is what it amounted to:
Ortiz has been charged with felony narcotics possession with intent to deliver. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 60 years in prison with no possibility of probation.
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