Man Arrested With 1200 Ecstasy Pills, Sheriff Says

Cook Co. Sheriff's Office says the confiscated the pills during a traffic stop

By Ivanna Hampton
|  Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010  |  Updated 9:10 AM CDT
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September 2010 |
A young west suburban Naperville woman faces a potential 40-year prison term for illegally possessing 201 ecstacy pills.

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Chicago man who was pulled over improperly backing up on a roadway was caught carrying a large stash of Ecstasy pills.

Alonzo Ratliff, 28, of the 7900 block of South Maryland Avenue, is charged with driving on a revoked license, unsafe backing on a roadway and drug possession, the Cook County Sheriff's office said in a statement.

Ratliff backed out of a convenience store parking lot on U.S. Highway 30 and Cottage Grove Avenue in Ford Heights Saturday.

Officers pulled him over and discovered he was driving on a revoked license. They took him into custody and searched his car. They found 14 plastic bags filled with 1,176 Ecstasy pills with a street value of $23,520.

Ratliff denied the drugs belonged to him, the office said.

He's due in court in Maywood Oct. 14.

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