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Man Arrested After Federal Law Enforcement Seizes Fentanyl, Cocaine, and Multiple Firearms From Chicago Residence

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois

CHICAGO — A man has been arrested on a federal drug charge after law enforcement last week seized cocaine, fentanyl, and multiple firearms from his Chicago residence.

A complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago charges HUGO PINZON, 34, with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

As part of an ongoing federal investigation, law enforcement last week conducted a court-authorized search of Pinzon’s residence in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago and discovered distribution quantities of cocaine, fentanyl, and marijuana, at least a dozen firearms, and thousands of dollars in cash, the complaint states.  The complaint alleges that Pinzon had sold cocaine on three occasions earlier this year to an individual who, unbeknownst to Pinzon, was cooperating with law enforcement. 

Pinzon was arrested Thursday.  A detention hearing in federal court in Chicago is scheduled for April 11, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole.

The complaint and arrest were announced by Morris Pasqual, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Sean Fitzgerald, Special Agent-in-Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Chicago.  Substantial assistance was provided by the Carpentersville, Ill. Police Department.  The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey S. Snell.

The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated April 9, 2024

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