Kane prosecutors want money seized in heroin bust forfeited

  • Modesto Alarcon

    Modesto Alarcon

  • Juan Carlos Fernandez

    Juan Carlos Fernandez

  • Reyna Garcia-Manzanares

    Reyna Garcia-Manzanares

Updated 8/29/2014 7:50 PM

Kane County prosecutors want $270,000 seized in an Aurora heroin bust, including $190,000 found in a vehicle's hidden compartment, permanently forfeited to the state.

According to court records, prosecutors will present forfeiture notices on criminal cases involving three people arrested in April as part of an investigation that led to a $1.35 million, nine-kilogram heroin bust in Aurora.


Alarcon Modesto, 41, of Aurora is due in court on Sept. 24 and faces up to 30 years in prison on felony drug possession charges.

Juan Carlos Fernandez, 39, and Reyna Garcia-Manzanares, 41, both of the 400 block of Howard Street, Evanston, are due in court on Sept. 11 and face up to 15 years in prison on money laundering charges.

All three have been held at the Kane County jail since their arrests in April.

Modesto was arrested in Aurora; the two others were picked up in Cook County as part of the investigation.

According to court documents, $79,990.10 was seized from Modesto's residence on the 1000 block of Grove Street.

About nine kilograms of heroin were seized from a garage, according to court records.

The rest of the money was seized from a "trap door" of a vehicle driven by Fernandez, according to court records.

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