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updated: 6/10/2014 5:46 PM

Hoffman Estates man faces drug charges in Chicago

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  • Police recovered boxes, scales and other items in a retail store on the city's West Side.

    Police recovered boxes, scales and other items in a retail store on the city's West Side.
    Courtesy of Chicago police

  • Bruce Kim

    Bruce Kim
    Courtesy of Chicago police

Daily Herald staff report

A Hoffman Estates man faces felony drug charges after Chicago police recovered more than $60,000 worth of narcotics paraphernalia from a small retail store on the city's West Side, authorities said.

The owner, Bruce Kim, 44, of the 4500 block of Mumford Drive in Hoffman Estates, was charged Monday afternoon with two different counts of possession of a controlled substance.

At about 3 p.m. Monday, police were conducting a license check at the store on the 0-20 block of North Pulaski Road when officers discovered a large amount of narcotics equipment displayed for sale, according to a news release. An investigation led police to recover the following: "a multitude of boxes containing self-sealing zip-lock Baggies, large amounts of cutting agent used to mix narcotics, numerous digital scales and blenders, measuring spoons and sifters," the release stated.

Kim was working behind the counter of the store at the time and then was taken into custody.

He was released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond after appearing before a Cook County judge Tuesday.

Kim is due back in court July 1.

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