Des Plaines man charged with possession of drugs worth $268,000
BY MICHAEL LANSU Staff Reporter April 26, 2013 12:24AM
Edmond Hughes | Chicago Police photo
Chicago Police seized more than $250,000 worth of drugs from the home of a Des Plaines man Wednesday in the northwest suburb.
Edmond Hughes, 33, was charged with possession of 2,000 to 5,000 grams of cannabis; possession of 500 to 2,000 grams of cannabis; production of 20 to 50 cannabis plants; possession of a controlled substance — more than 15 grams of cocaine — and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to a Chicago Police statement.
Officers from the Chicago Police Packing Interdiction Team began investigating Hughes after receiving information about a suspicious package, police said. Investigators obtained a search warrant for the package and learned it contained more than 2,600 grams of sinsemilla.
On Wednesday, officers watched Hughes take possession of the package in the 5100 block of North Avers and take it home, police said.
Officers arrested Hughes and executed a search warrant at his home, where they recovered a Glock 9 mm pistol, cocaine and cannabis, police said.
The search also led officers to 28 cannabis plants in the basement and more than $14,000, police said. All the drugs had an estimated street values of $268,000.
On Thursday, Hughes was ordered held on $40,000 bond and will be back in court on May 15, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.