Rural MP man indicted on additional counts in illegal drug case
Second person also indicted in case
MAPLE PARKâ€”A rural Maple Park man charged last month in a narcotics and money laundering scheme has been indicted on additional counts. In addition, a Chicago man was indicted in the case.
Fernando Pilar-Lopez, 37, of the 2N block of Meredith Road, Maple Park, was indicted Sept. 28 by a Kane County grand jury on two counts of criminal drug conspiracy, each a Class X felony, six counts of money laundering, each a Class 1 felony, one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class X felony.
Pilar-Lopez had been arrested after a search of his residence Aug. 26 revealed approximately $1 million in cash and 2,800 grams of a controlled substance that tested positive for cocaine and had a street value of $280,000. At that time, he was charged with one count of criminal drug conspiracy, a Class X felony, one count of money laundering, a Class 1 felony, and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class X felony.
Also on Sept. 28, Dennis Campbell, 32, of the 1600 block of South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, was indicted by a Kane County jury on six counts of money laundering, each a Class 1 felony.
Campbell is alleged to have transferred cash to another person, Pilar-Lopez, after receiving narcotics.
The charges against Pilar-Lopez and Campbell are not proof of guilt. A defendant charged is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the stateâ€™s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case remains under investigation.