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Traffic stop yields 25 lbs. of suspected crystal meth: Police

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Roberto Ortiz, 22. (Cook County Sheriff's Office) Roberto Ortiz, 22. (Cook County Sheriff's Office)
The 25 pounds of suspected crystal meth police recovered from an SUV Saturday in Arlington Heights. (Cook County Sheriff's Office) The 25 pounds of suspected crystal meth police recovered from an SUV Saturday in Arlington Heights. (Cook County Sheriff's Office)
The car police say they found 25 pounds of suspected crystal meth Saturday in Arlington Heights. (Cook County Sheriff's Office) The car police say they found 25 pounds of suspected crystal meth Saturday in Arlington Heights. (Cook County Sheriff's Office)
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A Minneapolis man has been charged with drug possession after 25 pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine was found in his vehicle during a traffic stop Saturday in northwest suburban Arlington Heights, police said.

Roberto Ortiz, 22, is charged with narcotics possession with intent to deliver, a statement from the Cook County Sheriff's office said.

Police conducting a traffic stop pulled Ortiz' SUV over about 6 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of East Algonquin Road in Arlington Heights, the statement said.

Officers got Ortiz's permission to search the white 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe and found about 25 pounds of suspected crystal meth under the driver's seat and in a box in the back, police said.

The stash has a street value of about $1.75 million, according to police.

Ortiz is scheduled to appear in bond court on Monday.

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