- A search of a South Side home Friday revealed about $10 million worth of cocaine and more than $500,000 cash, leading to the arrest of the 21-year-old man who lived there. Two others also face felony charges in the case.
Jose Pelayo-Aguilar, of the 3600 block of South Leavitt Avenue, was charged with manufacturing or delivering and possessing more than 900 grams of cocaine. During a Sunday court appearance, Judge Israel Desierto ordered him held on a $75,000 cash bond.
Of course, the lawyer says this is all a big misunderstanding:
- Pelayo-Aguilar’s lawyer, Joseph Lopez, said his client knew nothing about the drugs and “was caught up in the middle of it.” All three defendants will be back in court on Feb. 20.
Because 170-plus pounds of coke could just be for personal use you know.