A Chicago Police Narcotics Division Team investigation on the city’s southwest side led to the recovery of four pounds of methamphetamine, $80,000 USC, and the arrest of a Texas woman Monday afternoon. Cecilia Yanez, 50, of Mission, Texas, was charged with one count of felony Delivery of Methamphetamine and several traffic violations.
Officers from the Narcotics Division received information about a target transporting methamphetamine from Texas to the Chicagoland area. On March 12, 2012, investigators initiated surveillance, and officers observed Yanez transport an ice cooler from a hotel to a residence in the 5000 block of South Maplewood. Yanez was stopped by officers, and with the aid of a Chicago Police canine unit, a positive indication of narcotics inside the cooler was detected. After further investigation, officers recovered two plastic wrapped, brick shaped kilograms of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of over $750,000, along with $80,000 USC in plastic wrapped bundles from the hollowed out walls of the cooler.
Yanez was placed into custody and charged accordingly. Yanez is expected to appear in Central Bond court later today.