Three charged in $311,000 Naperville cannabis arrests

  • Edwin Mendoza

    Edwin Mendoza

  • Cristian Valdivia

    Cristian Valdivia

  • Melissa Tavares

    Melissa Tavares

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 12/5/2018 3:47 PM

Three people face drug-related charges after Naperville police discovered a rented house was being used to conceal a large quantity of cannabis, authorities said Wednesday.

Police said they responded at 8:10 p.m. Sunday for a report of possible drug-related activity on the 4600 block of Fesseneva Court. Detectives from the department's Special Operations Group were called to assist with the investigation and later obtained a search warrant for the residence.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

A search of the residence recovered roughly 68 pounds of cannabis, with an estimated street value of $311,000, police said. Also seized were two vehicles and more than $4,000 in cash.

The three charged in connection with the case are:

• Cristian Valdivia, 22, of La Puente, California, who was charged with cannabis trafficking, possession with intent to deliver more than 5,000 grams of cannabis and possession of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis.

• Edwin Mendoza, 27, of Rockford, who was charged with possession with intent to deliver more than 5,000 grams of cannabis and possession of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis.

• Melissa Tavares, 23, of Rockford, who was charged with possession with intent to deliver more than 5,000 grams of cannabis and possession of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis.

All three subjects are in custody at the Will County jail.

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