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Mpls resident Roberto Ortiz arrested with $1.75 million of meth in his SUV [PHOTO]

Mpls resident Roberto Ortiz arrested with $1.75 million of meth in his SUV [PHOTO]
Roberto Ortiz

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.

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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:

Mpls resident Roberto Ortiz arrested with $1.75 million of meth in his SUV [PHOTO]


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 arupar@citypages.com.


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