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Police: $10M worth of cocaine found in man's home
Chicago Tribune ^ | Rosemary Regina Sobol and Mitch Smith

Posted on 02/03/2013 7:59:12 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

A search of a South Side home Friday revealed about $10 million worth of cocaine and more than $500,000 cash, leading to the arrest of the 21-year-old man who lived there. Two others also face felony charges in the case.

Jose Pelayo-Aguilar, of the 3600 block of South Leavitt Avenue, was charged with manufacturing or delivering and possessing more than 900 grams of cocaine. During a Sunday court appearance, Judge Israel Desierto ordered him held on a $75,000 cash bond.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chicago; cocaine; drugs; drugwar; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd
That's a lot of blow.
1 posted on 02/03/2013 7:59:26 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

isn’t cocaine illegal in Chicago?


2 posted on 02/03/2013 8:00:59 PM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: ConservativeStatement

!!!!!!!!!!!!$75,000 cash bond??????they found $500,000 in cash in his house......am I missing something here??


3 posted on 02/03/2013 8:03:32 PM PST by terycarl
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To: ConservativeStatement

Probably Obozo’s “stash”.


4 posted on 02/03/2013 8:05:08 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Green card or illegal?


5 posted on 02/03/2013 8:07:14 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: ConservativeStatement
Oooops!

Forgot to pay somebody (enough?) in the "administration"

6 posted on 02/03/2013 8:08:45 PM PST by saywhatagain
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To: ConservativeStatement
A search of a South Side home Friday revealed about $10 million worth of cocaine and more than $500,000 cash, leading to the arrest of the 21-year-old man who lived there.

If anyone still doesn't know why they are shooting each other in Chigaco, here it is. They are fighting over territory in the drug trade.

Now, does anyone think that by banning certain models of guns, the drug trade will go away? Or will they just find other means to kill each other over street corners?

7 posted on 02/03/2013 8:10:35 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: ConservativeStatement

Are you kidding? 75K? That judge is the same ethnic background, I am sure, but that is no reason to set bail so low. WOW! Is he getting a cut of the cocaine? What is the deal here?

And we wonder why criminals laugh at the system. Justice is almost never meted out. The court system also picks winners and loser. The losers are the honest people, in case you didn’t figure that one out.


8 posted on 02/03/2013 8:14:13 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: ConservativeStatement

City of Chicago now has an extra $500,000 in cash.


9 posted on 02/03/2013 8:14:13 PM PST by umgud
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To: terycarl
$75,000 cash bond??????they found $500,000 in cash in his house......am I missing something here?

That cash now belongs to the city of Chicago, he cannot make bond with it. The city wants an additional $75,000.

10 posted on 02/03/2013 8:14:38 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: terycarl

I was thinking the same thing. Did someone get paid off so this dealer could take a walk?


11 posted on 02/03/2013 8:14:47 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: terycarl

Judge has a habit?


12 posted on 02/03/2013 8:21:11 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m sure he was just storing it for a friend.


13 posted on 02/03/2013 8:26:15 PM PST by bigbob
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To: ConservativeStatement

$500,000 CASH in his house and the judge sets $75K cash bond? Only in Chicago.


14 posted on 02/03/2013 8:33:08 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Graybeard58

So he can’t use the $500K for bond OR for his legal defense? I had a fuzzy memory that there was a recent high court ruling about allowing them to use their ill-gotten gains for legal defense???


15 posted on 02/03/2013 8:48:27 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: terycarl

He’s gone........


16 posted on 02/03/2013 8:49:26 PM PST by super7man
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To: ConservativeStatement

Jose Pelayo-Aguilar.

I suppose the police are prevented from asking him where he came from so they aren’t labeled racists.

Probably will find he and his friends are illegal aliens.


17 posted on 02/03/2013 9:03:31 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: EDINVA

If so, I am unaware of it, which wouldn’t be that unusual. I was under the impression that cops still seized all cash when seizing drugs, with the cash supposedly also going into the evidence locker, then it’s up to the individual to prove that wasn’t drug money. If he can’t prove it, then the money goes to the jurisdiction that took it from him.

How does one prove a negative anyway?

I used to read that almost all twenties and hundreds in circulation had traces of cocaine on them. I’ve read more recently that all bills, even the small ones have traces on them, which could mean, theoretically, that the cops could seize whatever money you happen to have in your wallet at any given time and it’d be up to you to prove that it wasn’t drug money.

This isn’t America any more.


18 posted on 02/03/2013 9:14:03 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: terycarl
they found $500,000 in cash in his house......am I missing something here??

That's what the guy in charge of the evidence locker will probably be saying.

19 posted on 02/03/2013 10:03:19 PM PST by Ken H
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To: ConservativeStatement
This wasn't a bust.

It was a cartel payment to Chicago.

City gets half a mil. Plenty of top shelf party favors for the connected. And bidness as usual for the prohibition monopoly drug trade.

20 posted on 02/03/2013 10:07:51 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: rawcatslyentist
This wasn't a bust.

It was a cartel payment to Chicago.

City gets half a mil. Plenty of top shelf party favors for the connected. And bidness as usual for the prohibition monopoly drug trade.

You hit it dead center.

Drug War whores, the lot of them.

21 posted on 02/03/2013 10:15:41 PM PST by Ken H
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To: Graybeard58; terycarl
When you have $10 mil in coke and $500k in cash at the house it might be possible to scrape up $75k from ... somewhere else. I thought the bail sounded wrong to me too.
22 posted on 02/03/2013 10:40:41 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: himno hero
Judge has a habit?

The judge is as honest as a Mexican policeman

23 posted on 02/03/2013 10:53:14 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: EDINVA
This guy may very well not want to bailed out, after losing that much merchandise and cash. I knows there might be a good chance he will end up in a drug gang video tape having his head cut off.
24 posted on 02/03/2013 11:22:32 PM PST by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Since Chicago is considered one of the key hubs of the cocaine drug cartels, 900 grams of cocaine is probably a drop in the bucket. One thing for sure is there are lots of people making big money in the illegal drug industry.


25 posted on 02/04/2013 12:53:17 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Green card or illegal?

I heard he is one of Obama's "dreamers" And he selling coke to earn some tuition money

26 posted on 02/04/2013 12:59:49 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ones got arrested with 10 million in cocaine
"Dream Act" kids

27 posted on 02/04/2013 1:02:55 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: Tupelo

Obama has decided the federal government will not enforce the drug laws in Chicago.


28 posted on 02/04/2013 1:29:43 AM PST by monocle
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Officer, a friend told me to hold this stuff for him. I dint know what it was!”

Cops: We don’t believe you.

“OK. Actually, officer, it was for my own use. I wunt gonna sell it!”


29 posted on 02/04/2013 2:48:23 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

That amount should bring on the death penalty for those found guilty.


30 posted on 02/04/2013 3:21:37 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

The same has been said about just being Jewish.


31 posted on 02/04/2013 3:57:06 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: ConservativeStatement; All

10 million in Cocaine? I think this guy is one major nexus point for a lot of the killings and gang related violence in Chicago. While 75000 dollars seems a paltry sum for bail, the fact is, with the loss of 10 million in cocaine, some very shadowy folk are going to come looking for this guy very soon!

Comments anyone?


32 posted on 02/04/2013 5:06:14 AM PST by mdmathis6 ("Barry" Xmas to all and have a rapaciously taxable New Year!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

That’s okay....he’s probably an illegal and only doing the job that American drug dealers don’t want to do..


33 posted on 02/04/2013 5:16:50 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: gunsequalfreedom
That amount should bring on the death penalty for those found guilty.

That policy has accomplished nothing elsewhere: "APAIC reviewed drug use in Indonesia and found the following; between 2006 and 2010 the use of meth, barbiturates, heroin, and cannabis resin increased, while the use of ecstasy and cocaine remained about the same. APAIC also found that domestic production of meth and ecstasy is on the rise. Evidently the death penalty and decades long prison sentences are not deterring drug users or drug dealers." - http://reason.com/blog/2012/05/30/you-can-sometimes-reduce-drug-use-if-you

Which is no surprise - dealers daily risk death from competitors and twitchy customers, but they continue to deal and if killed or imprisoned are quickly replaced. The drug-war-hyperinflated profits are just too high to pass up.

34 posted on 02/04/2013 1:19:17 PM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
I'm talking the death penalty for someone caught with those sorts of quantities as mentioned in the article. The way I see it the guy is the equivalent of a mass murderer for all the lives he has destroyed.

I was not talking deterent value. I just think they should be done away with.

For lesser quantities where someone is peddling to support a habit or even for low level dealers obviously the death penalty is too harsh.

Instead of Indonesia as an example, perhaps Singapore might serve as a better example? At any rate, I generally agree with your position, just not for the scum caught with these kinds of quantities.

35 posted on 02/04/2013 9:18:32 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: rawcatslyentist
The same has been said about just being Jewish.

Sorry, that one does not work. I get it though that you don't favor the death penalty for dealing drugs. And I agree with you. I just drew an exception over the quantities involved.

36 posted on 02/04/2013 9:20:26 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
Where in the scriptures does it call for death for consuming intoxicants?

Seems to be human nature to seek relief from "reality". God put plenty of them here for us.

It is as old as mankind. It's not going to "change".

You would murder your brother for that?

37 posted on 02/04/2013 10:21:43 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: rawcatslyentist
Where in the scriptures does it call for death for consuming intoxicants?

I'm not advocating that for consuming. It was for having tons of it for sale.

I'm actually opposed to the death penalty, just making an exception for people like this who have contributed to the destruction of so many people lives.

Hope that clears it up.

38 posted on 02/04/2013 11:24:02 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
I'm talking the death penalty for someone caught with those sorts of quantities as mentioned in the article. The way I see it the guy is the equivalent of a mass murderer for all the lives he has destroyed.

Large-volume dealers in the drug alcohol have in the same sense and to the same degree destroyed lives - do you also see them as the equivalent of mass murderers and favor their execution?

39 posted on 02/05/2013 7:26:10 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Nope cocaine is far worse


40 posted on 02/05/2013 6:42:10 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
How many lives are destroyed by 900 grams of cocaine? Are you claiming that this number is greater than the number of lives destroyed by any amount of alcohol that can be traced back to a single individual - such as the CEO of Anheuser-Busch or Seagrams?
41 posted on 02/06/2013 9:26:45 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

It was $10 million dollars worth of cocaine, not 900 grams. Even using police inflated valuations when they make a bust, it was a massive amount.

I’ve seen the destruction of cocaine. Yes, alcohol can be destructive. But nothing like coke. Nothing like the wreckage it leaves on lives I watched. I’ve watched friends that were alcoholics and others that could not keep their noses clean. Coke is far worse.

With the quantities involved, if they are guilty, give me access to the lever and I will pull it. If guilty, they should be put to death.


42 posted on 02/08/2013 8:55:29 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

bump


43 posted on 02/08/2013 9:02:39 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

No, just those dealing in massive amounts of coke.


44 posted on 02/08/2013 9:16:57 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
I’ve watched friends that were alcoholics and others that could not keep their noses clean. Coke is far worse.

My uncle put himself in a diaper and a wheelchair with alcohol abuse - I guess I need to start a crusade to have the CEOs of large liquor companies subject to capital punishment.

45 posted on 02/11/2013 7:51:30 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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