Man accused of having more than $155,000 worth of pot

April 11, 2014|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

Police officers found $155,000 worth of pot in a Southwest Side home, according to a Chicago Police Department alert Thursday.

Rafael Diaz De Leon, 29, of the 5000 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue, was charged with several counts of manufacturing and delivering cannabis and possession of a controlled substance after a police gang investigation revealed he had more than 20 pounds of cannabis stored in his residence near Midway Airport.

Police also seized about $39,000 in cash and a car that belongs to Diaz De Leon, the alert said.

Diaz De Leon was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Friday afternoon to be arraigned.

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