$15,000 Worth of Cocaine Found in Elgin

Elgin man charged with two counts of drug possession

By Jessica Guido
|  Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011  |  Updated 7:37 PM CDT
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Kane County Sheriff

Juan Quinones-Barraza was arrested and charged with two counts of drug possession on Oct. 13. Kane County authorities said they found six ounces of cocaine with a street value of $15,000.

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A Elgin man is in police custody after police said they found cocaine with a street value of $15,000 in his home.

The Kane County Sheriff's Special Operations Unit arrested Juan Quinones-Barraza, 56, of the 300 block of North Aldine Ave, in Elgin, after finding six ounces of drug within his home.

His arrest came after a two-month long investigation by the Special Operations Unit, authorities said.

Sheriff's office says the Quinones-Barraza is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession with the intent to deliver.

The Elgin man is currently held at the Kane County Adult Corrections Center. Bond is set at $750,000. He is scheduled for a court appearance Oct. 27.

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