Aurora police find 4½ pounds of cocaine in car
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An Aurora man is being held on $2 million bail after Aurora police found more than 4½ pounds of cocaine in his vehicle during a recent traffic stop, according to the Kane County State's Attorney's office.
Just before 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aurora police stopped a car in the 700 block of North Lake Street for a traffic violation, and inside they found two packages of cocaine weighing more than 2 kilograms with an estimated street value of $200,000, according to a release from the state's attorney's office.
The driver, Rigoberto Ayala-Villareal, 34, of the 900 block of Hankes Avenue, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
If convicted, he could face a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, the state's attorney's office said. He remains in the Kane County jail. His next court appearance is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 8.
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