Bust Nets $93K In Coke, $30K In Cash

CHICAGO (STMW) – A Saturday drug bust on the South Side ended with the arrest of a convicted felon, $30,000 in cash and about $93,000 worth of cocaine.

Jason Hinton, 36, was arrested and charged Saturday afternoon with manufacture and delivery of cocaine, after police received information of a narcotics transaction, according to a police News Affairs release.

On Saturday, Gresham District tactical officers were conducting narcotics surveillance in a community known for high narcotics and gang activity, when a tip was received that a black vehicle would be delivering narcotics in the vicinity of 7700 South State Street, according to the release.

During the investigation, officers saw Hinton driving a vehicle fitting the description and curbed it. Results of their investigation yielded 3 large clear bags containing suspect cocaine, and the officers seized approximately $93,000 worth of cocaine and over $30,000 in cash.

Hinton, a convicted felon, was taken into custody and was scheduled to appear in Central Bond court Sunday.

Calumet Area detectives are investigating.

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