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updated: 8/30/2012 4:03 PM

Two years probation in South Elgin pot bust

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  • Fred Moreno Jr.

    Fred Moreno Jr.


A 33-year-old man who was arrested after authorities raided a South Elgin home last year and seized $44,000 and 3.5 pounds of marijuana, pleaded guilty to drug charges earlier this month and was sentenced to two years probation.

Fred Moreno Jr., formerly of South Elgin who now lives in the 500 block of Brook Street, Elgin, also must complete 90 days of electronic home monitoring and pay nearly $6,800 in fines, according to court records.

He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver between 500 and 2,000 grams of marijuana, according to court records.

If he violates probation, prosecutors could have him resentenced on the drug charge, which carries a prison term of up to seven years.

A message left for Vince Solano, Moreno's attorney, was not returned.

Moreno had misdemeanor convictions for marijuana possession and underage drinking, but no felonies on his record.

Judge Clint Hull accepted the plea agreement, according to court records.

Moreno and Aline Hernandez, 27, were arrested in May 2011 after authorities raided a home in the 800 block of James Street.

Hernandez, now of the 600 block of Park Street, Elgin, pleaded guilty over the summer to reduced misdemeanor charges and was sentenced to two years probation, fined $2,165 and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service, according to court records.

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