Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Cops Raid Home After Mailman Delivers $66,000 Of Meth

Canoy, Castil, Garcia, and Pineda (inset L to R) were arrested during a police narcotics raid. | CPD
Four men, including a 72-year-old and a 66-year-old, are facing narcotics charges after Chicago police raided a North Side home that allegedly received a U.S. mail package containing over $66,000 worth of methamphetamine, according to court records.

A police postal narcotics unit armed with a search warrant raided the home of 66-year-old Ponciano Garcia in the 6200 block of North Artesian around 2:30 p.m. on December 21.

Prosecutors have charged Garcia and three others who were allegedly inside the home with a variety of meth-related felonies.

Among those arrested was 72-year-old Eduardo Pineda who told police that he owns the 13 Pins bar at 4202 West Irving Park Road. Prosecutors have charged him with being in possession of 202 grams of meth worth $66,560. He’s facing Class X felony possession of 100 to 400 grams of methamphetamine and felony possession of 5 to 15 grams of meth. He is free on $25,000 bail. An online search of state liquor licenses did not turn up any hits for 13 Pins or its street address.

Two hundred grams is equal to about seven ounces—a little less than one half-pound.

Garcia is accused in police records of being in possession of 200 grams of meth worth $66,000. He’s charged with Class X felony possession of 100 to 400 grams of methamphetamine; felony possession of seven grams of methamphetamine; and felony possession of fewer than five grams of methamphetamine. A judge set him free on a $10,000 I-Bond

Nerray Canoy, a 21-year-old waiter from West Ridge, is charged with Class X felony possession of 100 to 400 grams of methamphetamine. Accused of being in possession of 192 grams of meth worth $63,360, he’s free on electronic monitoring and a $50,000 I-Bond.

Eugene Castil, a 43-year-old janitor from the Irving Park neighborhood, is charged with one felony count of fewer than five grams of meth. He’s free on a $10,000 I-Bond.

Police said they recovered a digital scale, a knife covered with suspected drug residue, U.S. Postal Service packaging, and zip-up baggies containing drug residue during the raid.

All of the men are due back in court on January 9.

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