Man Had $10 Million Worth of Cocaine, Prosecutors Say

By Emily Morris on February 3, 2013 5:35pm 

 Jose Pelayo-Aguilar, Patricia Sugey and Roger Zeni were arrested and charged after police found 79 kilograms of cocaine and more than $500,000 cash in Pelayo-Aguilar's McKinley Park home, according to court documents.
Jose Pelayo-Aguilar, Patricia Sugey and Roger Zeni were arrested and charged after police found 79 kilograms of cocaine and more than $500,000 cash in Pelayo-Aguilar's McKinley Park home, according to court documents.
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Police arrested three people after they found $10 million worth of cocaine and more than $500,000 in cash at one of the accused's homes in McKinley Park on Friday, according to police and court documents.

Jose Pelayo-Aguilar, 21, was arrested on Friday after police found 79 kilograms of cocaine and $539,406 cash in his home in the 3600 block of South Leavitt Street, according to court documents. 

That amount of cocaine has a street value of about $10 million, prosecutors said at Pelayo-Aguilar's bond hearing on Sunday.

Pelayo-Aguilar was charged with manufacturing or delivering and possession of more than 900 grams of cocaine. Judge Israel Desierto ordered him held on a $75,000 cash bond.

Pelayo-Aguilar allegedly admitted to his arresting officers that he had Patricia Sugey deliver one kilogram of cocaine to Roger Zeni in the 2600 block of West 36th Street, according to court documents.

But Pelayo-Aguilar's lawyer, Joseph Lopez, said his client did not know anything about the drugs.

Patricia Sugey and Roger Zeni were arrested and also charged in connection with the case. Sugey was ordered held on $50,000 bail, while Zeni was ordered held on $25,000 bail.

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