April 02, 2014
Contact: Special Agent Sharon Santiago
Phone Number: (312) 353-0442
Investigators Seize Over $178,000 And 100 Pounds Of Marijuana
On March 18, members of the DEA Rockford Resident Office and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Police Narcotics Task Force observed a 2008 Dodge pick-up truck leave a suspect location in Cary, Illinois. A McHenry County Sheriff’s Police K-9 Officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and subsequently recovered $170,740 hidden inside the cab.
The following day, investigators observed another individual leave the location, at which time a McHenry County Sheriff’s Police K-9 Officer stopped the vehicle and the K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the trunk. A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 50 pounds of high-grade cannabis and $1,044. An eventual search of the residence located in the 800 block of Harper Court, Cary, Illinois resulted in the seizure of an additional 50 pounds of high-grade cannabis, $8,000, scales, and packaging materials.
Arrested: Charges: -
Vincent C. O’(Male 62) Unlawful Possession of Cannabis w/Intent to (class X)
847 Harper Ct. Unlawful Possession of (class 1)
Court Date: April 14, 2014 -
Bond: $100,000.00 - 10% -
The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.