Kane County Sheriff Detectives and members of the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team (Tri-DENT) conducted a four-month long narcotics investigation. As a result, Derek Aquino Jr., 25, of Aurora has been charged with multiple drug offenses.
On Feb. 3, a search warrant was executed at the home of Aquino. There, deputies located approximately 14 grams of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of about $1,400. Aquino was not present at the time of the search warrant, but was taken into custody later that day. He was charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony, and possession of a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony.
On Feb. 5, deputies secured additional charges against Aquino. In October, authorities say, Aquino delivered about 27 grams of suspected cocaine and in February he delivered about 55 grams of suspected cocaine. He was charged with two counts of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, both Class X felonies, in relation to these transactions.
The Kane County States Attorney’s Office authorized all charges against Aquino. Aquino’s bond in Kane County is set at $95,000.
Also on Feb. 5, Tri-DENT announced additional charges against Aquino. After an ongoing investigation into cocaine sales in LaSalle County, the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s Office issued a warrant for Aquino for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class X felony. Authorities say Aquino delivered more than 100 grams, but not more than 400 grams of a substance containing cocaine in LaSalle County.
Aquino was served his LaSalle County warrant while in Kane County Jail. His LaSalle County warrant has a bond of $2 million.