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posted: 5/30/2013 4:49 PM

Prison for Chicago man arrested on drug charges following I-290 traffic stop

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A Cook County judge on Wednesday sentenced a 26-year-old Chicago man to three years in prison in exchange for his guilty plea to delivery of a controlled substance, court records show.

Cook County Judge Kay Hanlon also ordered Benjamin Robles to play $1,744 in fines, records show.

Illinois State Police stopped Robles on Oct. 16, 2012, as he was driving eastbound on I-290 after they observed him crossing several lanes of traffic while attempting to access the southbound I-294 ramp, prosecutors said during Robles' bond hearing last year.

After the trooper detected a strong odor of cannabis coming from the car, he asked Robles if he had any drug paraphernalia, after which Robles handed the officer a glass pipe, prosecutors said.

A search of the car revealed marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy with a total street value of more than $13,000, prosecutors said.

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