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Traffic stop leads to seizure of cocaine

RigoberAyala-Villareal / phofrom Kane County State's Attorney's office

Rigoberto Ayala-Villareal / photo from the Kane County State's Attorney's office

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Updated: December 6, 2013 6:26AM

A traffic stop led to police seizing more than $200,000 worth of cocaine from an Aurora man on Friday evening.

Rigoberto Ayala-Villareal, 34, 900 block of Hankes Avenue, was stopped by Aurora police in the 700 block of North Lake Street around 7:20 p.m. for an alleged traffic violation. Upon searching his vehicle, police found two packages containing more than two kilograms of cocaine, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office announced Monday.

Ayala-Villareal was charged with driving on a suspended license, which led to the search of his vehicle, according to Aurora police.

He was subsequently charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver more than 900 grams of cocaine, a Class X felony, and felony possession of more than 900 grams of cocaine, a Class 1 felony.

Ayala-Villareal appeared in bond court on Saturday, where his bail was set at $2 million. He remains in custody at the Kane County jail, prosecutors said. His next court appearance is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Kane County Judicial Center.

If convicted of the most serious felony, Ayala-Villareal faces a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, prosecutors said.

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