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Crime & Courts

Addison, Elgin men charged with drug trafficking

ADDISON – An Addison man and three Elgin men have been charged with felony drug trafficking.

Orlando Pacheco-Ramos, 28, of the 400 block of Stevens Drive, Addison, is being held on $700,000 full cash bond at the DuPage County Jail after appearing in bond court Saturday. He was charged with one count of unlawful manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and other traffic offenses, according to a DuPage County State's Attorney's Office news release.

Jose Hernandez, 27, of the 0 to 100 block of Lynch Street; Luis Hernandez, 47, of the 200 block of Comstock Drive; and Andres Hernandez, 24, of the 0 to 100 block of Lynch Street, each were charged with one count of unlawful manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, according to the release. They appeared in bond court July 25.

Jose and Andres are both being held on $1 million bond with 10 percent to apply, and Luis is being held on $700,000 with 10 percent to apply, the release stated.

On July 23, Homeland Security Investigations Chicago received a tip related to an out-of-state currency seizure. The following day, agents and officers located a residence in Elgin related to the currency seizure and immediately put it under surveillance, according to the release.

The four men allegedly conducted a narcotics transaction July 24 in Addison, the release stated.

A traffic stop was performed on Pacheco-Ramos’ vehicle where officers recovered 7 kilograms of heroin with a street value of about $700,000. A large quantity of U.S. currency also was recovered from Pacheco-Ramos’ residence, according to the release.

All four men face a penalty of up to 15 to 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, the release stated.

Pacheco-Ramos' next court appearance is scheduled for Aug.18.

The three Elgin men are each scheduled to appear in court Aug. 25.

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