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Streamwood man charged in 26-pound cocaine bust

Felipe Ocampo

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A Streamwood trucker accused of possessing about 26 pounds of cocaine was jailed Friday on $2 million bail.

Felipe Ocampo, 56, of the 500 block of Lacy Avenue, appeared in DuPage County bond court on charges of drug possession, intent to deliver and unlawful use of a weapon.

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Ocampo was charged after he sold about nine pounds of cocaine to an informant working with narcotics investigators in Addison, Assistant State's Attorney Kevin Laude said in court. Laude said police later searched Ocampo's home and found about 17 additional pounds of cocaine, along with several guns and "thousands of rounds of ammunition."

Prosecutors estimated the street value of the drugs at $1.2 million. Laude called it a "huge amount" of cocaine.

Defense attorney Tim Roellig said Ocampo has been a legal resident of the U.S. since the late 1970s and has strong ties to the community. He said his client is an over-the-road truck driver with no previous criminal record.

"He intends on contesting these allegations," Roellig said.

Judge Thomas Else set bail at $2 million. He also ordered Ocampo to prove any money he posts as bond comes from a legitimate source and not ill-gotten gains.

If convicted, Ocampo could face up to 60 years in prison because of the amount of drugs alleged. His next court date is Dec. 3 in front of Judge Blanche Hill Fawell.

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