Routine Traffic Stop Leads to 'Largest Meth Bust' in DuPage County: State's Attorney

Police said a routine traffic stop led officers to uncover nearly $1 million worth of methamphetamine Tuesday.

A routine traffic stop led police to uncover nearly $1 million worth of methamphetamine, according to the Naperville Police Department.

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Police stopped a pickup truck near North Aurora Road and Route 59 about 12:25 p.m. on Tuesday and after noticing several "suspicious indicators," police dispatched a K-9, Sabek, to search the exterior of the vehicle. The search allegedly led officers to find 19 one-pound bags of methamphetamine in the bed of the truck, according to police. 

Edgardo Y. Rodriquez-Sanchez, 20, and Jesus A. Rubio, 25, both from the 4200 block of NE 14th Street, Des Moines, Iowa were charged with one count of methamphetamine trafficking and one count of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine – 900 grams or more, police said.

Both counts are Super Class X Felonies, which means both men could face up to 120 years in prison, if convicted.

The street value of the 9,847 grams of meth seized is estimated to be $984,790, according to officials.

"Thanks to the [Naperville Police Department's] efforts, a routine traffic stop resulted in the removal of nearly $1 million worth of dangerous drugs from our streets," said DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin in a press release. "This is by far the largest methamphetamine bust we have ever had in DuPage County."

Rubio and Rodriquez-Sanchez appeared in DuPage County Bond Court Wednesday where Judge Elizabeth Sexton set bond at $1 million cash for both men, according to the DuPage County State's Attorney.

In addition, Judge Sexton ordered that if each of the men raise the $1 million, "the court will hold a source of bond hearing to ensure that the bond money was not raised by illegal means," according to the press release.

Both men have a scheduled court date for Nov. 5.

Albert Gazalooch October 25, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Yeah... keep it in Aurora or Joliet where it belongs!
Albert Gazalooch October 25, 2012 at 01:34 AM
I'll bet they were sitting on 19 pounds of human excrement when the cops walked up to the car! Oie Vey!
Ridiculous Schnauzer October 25, 2012 at 11:37 PM
albert you're a dumbass it doesn't belong anywhere, you're ignorance is mindblowing.
Ridiculous Schnauzer October 25, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Dumb sheep.
Timothy Rodgers October 29, 2012 at 04:44 AM
Is "suspicious indicators" a legal reason to pull a citizen over and detain them? Yes there scumbags, but it does not cite legal reasons for being pulled over. I guess your bound to catch someone when you assume "everyone" is suspicious. I want to see them in jail as much as 99% of the readers here but the city of Napervilles police force "hunches" are a disgrace. If you are between the ages of 20 - 25 one of the first questions the police asks immediately is if they can search you or your vehicle. If you refuse they bring the drug dogs, if they don't find anything they search anyway. This has happened twice to a couple of my friends so who knows how many rights violations occur every week with the NPD.


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