Friday, September 15, 2017

COPS: Streeterville Apartment Raid Nets $170,000 In Pot And Crack—Suspect Claims To Be "Accountant"

Brandon West (inset) is charged with a series of Class X felonies after a raid on his Streeterville apartment.
Finding party drugs may be just a little more difficult tonight after Chicago police raided a Streeterville high-rise apartment on Thursday morning.

A 23-year-old man who claimed to be “just an accountant” is in custody, police said.

Officers raided Brandon K. West’s 36th-floor apartment in the 400 block of North McClurg at 9:45 a.m. yesterday. They detained West and started searching his unit.

Cops say they recovered 35 pounds of weed and liquid THC worth $158,550 inside two bedroom safes. Also recovered were 1.5 pounds of suspected crack cocaine; 72 suspected ecstasy pills; and two liters of suspect Codeine along with three loaded handguns, $12,162 cash, three scales, and a currency counter, police said.

Prosecutors today charged West with Class X felony manufacture-delivery of over 5000 grams of cannabis; Class X felony manufacture-delivery of cocaine or an analog; Class X manufacture-delivery of ecstasy; and felony manufacture-delivery with intent. A judge this afternoon ordered him held without bond.
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