Police confiscated more than 50 pounds of illegal drugs after they arrested two men when they saw one giving the other a package of cocaine in the Gage Park neighborhood Tuesday, officials said.
Eliseo Cabrales, 38, faces a charge of felony manufacturing and delivery of more than 900 grams of cocaine, and Jesus Lopez, 54, faces a charge of felony posession of more than 900 grams of cocaine, according to a Chicago Police News Affairs release.
Chicago Narcotics officers were in the 2400 block of West 51st about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday when the officers saw Cabrales deliver a package containing what was thought to be drugs to a vehicle Lopez was driving, according to police. The officers stopped the vehicle and found out there were 2 kilograms—about 4.4 pounds—of cocaine in the package.
The officers arrested Cabrales, who lives on the block, and Lopez, of the 4900 block of South Wolcott Avenue. The officers later found another 41.8 pounds of cocaine, more than 11 pounds of methamphetamine and a semi-automatic handgun in an apartment on the block that was not believed to be Cabrales’ residence, according to police.Cabrales and Lopez were each ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail in a hearing midday today before Cook County Criminal Court Judge Laura Sullivan. They are due back in court on Dec. 23.