Cops raid Joliet residence, man charged with drug trafficking
By Brian Stanley email@example.com September 11, 2013 6:38PM
Carlos Oviedo | Will County Sheriff's Office
Updated: October 15, 2013 6:52AM
JOLIET — A man who has twice been convicted of dealing marijuana, was selling cocaine out of his house, police said.
Carlos Oviedo, 45, of 120 Peale St., Joliet, was charged Tuesday with two counts of delivery of drugs after authorities raided his home, according to authorities.
Director Mike Weber said Oviedo had been a target of the Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad after agents learned he was dealing drugs from his residence. Officers made some undercover buys before raiding the house Tuesday.
“When we came in, Oviedo had locked himself in the bathroom with the toilet running,” Weber said.
Police seized a digital scale and other drug paraphernalia, Weber said.
Oviedo has a criminal background that includes a 10-year prison sentence in 1987 for attempted murder. Ovideo has also done time for armed violence, vandalism, driving under the influence of drugs and three separate convictions for aggravated battery to a police officer, according to state records.
In March 2001, Joliet police raided Oviedo’s residence and found 80 grams of marijuana, $2,400 and ammunition. Oviedo was on federal parole at the time, police said.