Two brothers were arrested earlier this week, charged with delivering nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to an undercover officer, announced Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Jeffrey Swoboda, Chief of the Elgin Police Department (EPD).
The two men, MIGUEL SANCHEZ, age 23, of Kansas City, Kansas, and his brother, FIDEL SANCHEZ, age 30, whose last known address was 1006 6th Street in Harvard, Illinois, were arrested late Monday, without incident, by FBI Special Agents and EPD Officers.
Both men, who are Mexican nationals, were charged in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago with one count each with Conspiracy to Possess a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, which is a felony offense. According to the complaint, the two brothers are alleged to have delivered wholesale quantities of the illicit drug, commonly referred to as “ice”, on two separate occasions earlier this month, as part of an undercover drug investigation conducted jointly by the FBI and EPD.
The two brothers appeared before Magistrate Judge Martin C. Ashman in Chicago, earlier this week, at which time they were formally charged. The two men were ordered held without bond, pending their next scheduled court appearance. Until then, they will be housed at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Chicago. Detainers have also been placed on both men by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau (ICE). If convicted of the charges filed against them, the two defendants face a possible sentence of up to ten (10) years’ incarceration.
The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.