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Mpls. Man Arrested In Illinois With 25 Lbs. Of Meth In Vehicle

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(credit: Cook County)

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 22-year-old man is charged with felony narcotics possession, with intent to deliver, after about 25 pounds of crystal meth was found in his vehicle, according to authorities.

Roberto Ortiz, of Minneapolis, was pulled over in Arlington Heights, Ill. around 5:50 p.m. Saturday on the 200 block of East Algonquin Road after an officer saw him commit traffic violations.

After getting consent to search the vehicle, officers found approximately 25 pounds of meth under the driver’s seat and in a box in the back of the vehicle.

(credit: Cook County)

(credit: Cook County)

The meth has an estimated street value of $1.75 million.

Ortiz was arrested on scene. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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