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updated: 8/6/2014 5:38 PM

$1 million bail for Aurora man on drug charges

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  • Baltazar G. Contreras-Gonzalez

      Baltazar G. Contreras-Gonzalez


A 22-year-old Aurora man was being held on $1 million bail in Kane County after an arrest Monday on charges of possession of methamphetamine, cocaine and at least 11 pounds of marijuana.

Baltazar G. Contreras-Gonzalez, of the 500 block of North Lancaster Drive, faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of the most severe charges, according to court records.

Aurora Police spokesman Dan Ferrelli deferred questions to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

"Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations, in cooperation with the Aurora Police Department, arrested Baltazar G. Contreras-Gonzalez Aug. 4 at his Aurora residence as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation," ICE spokeswoman Gail Montenegro said in an email.

"Mr. Contreras-Gonzalez is in custody at the Kane County jail pending state drug and weapons charges. Because this is an ongoing investigation, no additional details can be released," the email read.

Contreras-Gonzalez is next due in court Aug. 20, and prosecutors have filed court papers requiring him to prove his bond money comes from legal sources if he is to be released while the charges are pending.

The drugs could be worth $1 million, as bail in significant drug arrests usually is set at the estimated value of the drugs.

According to court records, he is accused of manufacture/distribution of between 400 grams and 900 grams of cocaine and methamphetamine, or about 14 ounces to nearly 2 pounds of each drug.

He also is accused of possession of more than 5,000 grams, or 11 pounds, of marijuana, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, court records show.

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