Chicago Police Arrest Convicted Felons, Seize Drugs and Stolen Guns
Search Warrant in Chicago Lawn (8th) District Recovers More Than $1.2 Million In Drugs
CHICAGO -- Chicago Police arrested three men and recovered four guns and more than $1.2 million in narcotics as the result of a Narcotics Division investigation that culminated
Wednesday night in the Chicago Lawn (8th) District.
Raphael Torres, 59, of the 6500 block of W. 63rd Place was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance and a warrant for an unrelated investigation. Naftali Centeno, 31, of the 6500 block of W. 63rd Place was charged with three counts of Possession of Controlled Substance, three counts of Unlawful Use of Weapon by Felon, Possession of Cannabis - More than 5,000 grams, and a warrant for an unrelated investigation. Sergey Mordvin, 33, of the 6000 block of N. Sheridan Road was charged with Possession of Cannabis - 30-500 Grams.
Prior to the seizure, Narcotics Division Squad E-1 team
members received information enabling them to secure a search warrant targeting Torres. Upon execution of the warrant on Wednesday night at his residence on the 6500 block of W. 63rd Place , officers recovered 166 pounds of cannabis with an estimated street value of more than $1.1 million. Additionally, police seized quantities of crystal methamphetamine, ecstasy, and cocaine. Four firearms, two of which previously were reported stolen, also were recovered on premise, along with $44,000 in cash.
Centeno, a convicted felon, was scheduled for bond court today along with Mordvin. Torres, also a convicted felon, was scheduled for bond court on Friday.
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