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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ARREST SUSPECT FOR POSSESSION OF 70 KILOS OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DELIVER
CHICAGO – Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announce the arrest of Jose Martinez Gomez, 33 YOA, of Chicago, for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Class X Felony).
On December 17, 2018, as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation, ISP officers conducting surveillance on a truck tractor semi-trailer in Chicago observed the truck tractor semi-trailer travel from Chicago to Westmont, and pull into mechanic shop, which appeared to be closed. Hours later, officers observed a black minivan arrive at the shop and a male driver exit the minivan and enter the shop, before eventually returning to the minivan with items in hand. The male driver then proceeded to drive away from the shop in the minivan. Officers followed both vehicles and conducted a traffic stop on the black minivan. During the traffic stop, the driver of the van was identified as Jose Martinez Gomez, 33 YOA, of Chicago. Officers observed Martinez Gomez with a knife between his legs and duct taped bricks in boxes in the middle of the van. The bricks in the boxes tested positive for cocaine and had a total approximate weight of 70 Kilos. Martinez Gomez was taken into custody.
The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office approved one charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Class X Felony) against Martinez Gomez. Martinez Gomez attended a bond hearing this morning where bond was set at $2.5 Million (10% to apply).
Jose Martinez Gomez, (M/H, 33 YOA)
The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.