Two Joliet men facing drug charges
By Brian Stanley email@example.com December 8, 2011 9:26PM
The Joliet Narcotics Unit reportedly seized cocaine, cannabis plants, guns, cars, motorcycles and the house at 2209 Loganberry Lane during a raid Wednesday afternoon. Two men were arrested. | Submitted by Joliet Police Department
Updated: January 10, 2012 8:27AM
JOLIET — Two men were arrested after police reportedly found drugs, guns, cash and a pot farm in their house Wednesday.
Sgt. Jeremy Harrison, who supervises the Joliet Narcotics Unit, said police received complaints during the summer of drug dealing at 2209 Loganberry Lane and began an investigation.
Charles D. Chandler, 45, and Joseph S. Jordan, 41, were identified as suspects as officers worked the case.
According to reports, police found three kilograms of cocaine, four pounds of cannabis, seven cannabis plants and a “small growing operation” in the basement along with drug packaging material. Authorities also seized $58,000, three handguns, a shotgun and three rifles, Harrison said.
A kilogram of cocaine has an estimated street value of $32,000, but would sell for about three times as much if the bundles were broken down and sold by the gram.
Police also impounded a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire, a 2012 Kia Sorrento, two motorcycles and a scooter.
“We will also be taking steps to seize the house itself,” Chief Mike Trafton said.
Chandler and Jordan were both booked into the county jail on charges of delivery of a controlled substance, production of cannabis plants, manufacture of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.