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2nd arrest in large Gilberts cocaine, pot bust

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  • Juan Hinojosa

    Juan Hinojosa


A 50-year-old Elgin man was the second person arrested May 28 when authorities raided a home in Gilberts and seized more than 15 pounds of cocaine and 24 pounds of marijuana, the Kane County sheriff's office announced Wednesday.

Juan Hinojosa, of the 600 block of Lavoie Avenue, has been charged with possession with intent to deliver between 15 grams and 100 grams of cocaine.

Kane County Sheriff's Department Lt. Pat Gengler said Hinojosa was caught with 60 grams of cocaine when several law enforcement agencies searched a home io the 100 block of John M. Boor Drive in Gilberts at about 10 a.m. May 28.

In addition to the drugs, $7,980 in cash was also seized, Gengler said.

The combined street value of the drugs is estimated at $888,000, Gengler said.

Gengler said the sheriff's office assisted the Cook County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, DEA and Gilberts police to execute the search warrant.

"(The investigation) was initiated east of us and the investigation led out here to the suburbs," Gengler said.

Martin Reyes-Hernandez, 40, of the John M. Boor address, also was arrested on May 28.

Court records incorrectly indicated Aurora police were the lead agency in the case.

Reyes-Hernandez also faces numerous felony drug charges and was being held on $900,000 bail.

If he posts $90,000 bond, he must prove the money comes from legitimate sources, according to court records.

Hinojosa also must prove his bond money is from legitimate sources; he was being held on $200,000 bail and must post $20,000 to be released while the case is pending. He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

Both men are due in Kane County court Friday.

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