COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — The operator of an underground "social club" in Logan Square has been accused of dealing drugs after police busted him with a briefcase full of cocaine early Sunday morning, authorities said.
Louis Rufin, 44, of the 2100 block of North California Avenue, was charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, operating gaming machines and serving alcohol without a permit.
Police raided the after-hours "social club" at 2941 N. Milwaukee Ave., about 5 a.m. Sunday based on information from an unidentified source who admitted to frequenting the club to buy cocaine.
Rufin, known as "Lui" to the tipster, was found in the building serving drinks and operating three illegal poker machines, according to court records.
Police also found three clear plastic bags of cocaine and more of the drug in a silver and black briefcase, according to court records. Rufin claimed the drugs were for "personal use."
Prosecutors accused Rufin of dealing the drugs.
Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ordered Rufin held on $100,000 bail Monday.