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.
-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at email@example.com.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss City Pages' biggest stories.
- Friendship comes at a price for the new Seward co-op
- Lake Elmo's beautiful greensward threatened by disuse and developers
- U of M student Rahsaan Mahadeo awarded, then arrested for his activism