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$1.75 million in meth found during Arlington Hts. traffic stop

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  • Twenty-five pounds of meth was found during a traffic stop in Arlington Heights on Saturday.

      Twenty-five pounds of meth was found during a traffic stop in Arlington Heights on Saturday.
    courtesy of the Cook County Sheriff's office

  • Roberto Ortiz, 22 of Minneapolis

      Roberto Ortiz, 22 of Minneapolis
    courtesy of the Cook County Sheriff's office

 
 

A traffic stop in Arlington Heights Saturday ended with police seizing an estimated $1.75 million in crystal meth and a Minneapolis man behind bars on felony drug charges, authorities said Monday.

Roberto Ortiz, 22, is charged with possession with intent to deliver after approximately 25 pounds of the drug was found in his car, according to Cook County sheriff's police.

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Police said Ortiz was driving on the 200 block of East Algonquin Road about 5:50 p.m. Saturday when an officer saw him committing traffic violations. After he was pulled over, police said, Ortiz gave officers permission to search the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe he was driving

During the search, police found a box under a front seat, according to the sheriff's office.

Ortiz was taken to the Cook County jail, and was scheduled to appear in bond court Monday. Information about the court proceedings was not immediately available.

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