Driver Allegedly Caught With 25 Pounds of Meth

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    Roberto Ortiz (inset) faces charges of felony narcotics possession with intent to deliver.

    A Minneapolis man faces felony charges after police say he was found with 25 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in his vehicle.

    According to the Cook County Sheriff's Department, the drugs were found during a routine traffic stop in the 200 block of East Algonquin Road in Arlington Heights Saturday evening.

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    Authorities say the driver, 22-year-old Roberto Ortiz, consented to a search of the SUV he was driving, and that's when the drugs were found under the front driver seat and in a box located in the back of the vehicle.

    Ortiz was charged with felony narcotics possession with intent to deliver.

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    The drugs have an estimated street value of $1.75 million.

    Ortiz was scheduled to appear in bond court Monday.