Two Elgin men arrested on drug charges

  • Jose Solorzano-Martinez

    Jose Solorzano-Martinez

  • Julio Archundia-Sanchez

    Julio Archundia-Sanchez

Daily Herald report
Updated 9/18/2020 10:54 AM

Two Elgin men face criminal charges after police say one of them appeared to engage in drug activity.

Jose Solorzano-Martinez, 31, of the 200 block of North Gifford Street, has been charged with felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, felony possession of methamphetamine, felony resisting a police officer, and three misdemeanor counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.


Meanwhile, Julio Archundia-Sanchez, 25, of the 100 block of College Street, has been charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of a fraudulent identification card, and a misdemeanor count of no valid driver's license.

According to Kane County prosecutors, an Elgin police officer on Monday evening saw a green Ford minivan driven by Archundia-Sanchez pull over to the west side of Mulberry Court near Mulberry Lane. The officer then saw the front passenger, Solorzano-Martinez, appear to engage in drug activity though the front passenger window, according to a news release from the Kane County state's attorney's office.

When the minivan pulled away, and police followed the minivan and stopped it after a driving infraction.

During a search, authorities said, the officer found crystal methamphetamine, glass smoking pipes, items commonly associated with drug dealing and a fake Social Security card. The officer arrested both men.

Archundia-Sanchez and Solorzano-Martinez are held at the Kane County jail on $100,000 bail.


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