Joliet Drug Squad Busts 3 Men with $3M in Heroin at Bolingbrook Mall

Two Joliet men and one from Lindenhurst were charged with manufacture/delivery of 900-plus grams of heroin.

Jesus Rodriguez
Jesus Rodriguez
Three men were arrested and nearly seven pounds of heroin confiscated in a drug bust conducted by Joliet MANS Thursday in a parking lot at the Promenade Bolingbrook shopping center.

Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Mike Weber, who oversees the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad, said officers were tipped off that a large drug deal was going to go down near the mall's restaurant court, located near Boughton Road and Interstate 355.

When they observed their target, Uriel Quintana, 25, of Lindenhurst, emerge from a blue Chevy Avalanche carrying a plastic Coleman-style cooler, they swooped in and arrested him, Weber said. Inside, they found three kilos -- 6.10 pounds -- of heroin, he said.

Also arrested were two Joliet men who accompanied him to the site, Santiago Diaz, 39, 310 N. Larkin Ave., and Jesus Rodriguez, 35, 3007 Dan Ireland Drive.

Heroin is typically sold by the gram, with about 10 hits per gram, depending up on the user's addiction. Weber said they calculated the heroin they confiscated to be worth about $3 million had it been sold.

He added that the size of the take should put a good dent in the local heroin supply.

No other details on the source of the heroin or where it was being delivered were released because it remains an open investigation, Weber said.

All three suspects were charged with manufacture/delivery of 900-plus grams of heroin. They are being held in the Will County jail pending a bond hearing.

Resurrected January 24, 2014 at 10:22 PM
Ahh the dream act is working fine!
BCD January 25, 2014 at 08:01 AM
Where do I live again? Shooting last week, heroin bust this week... I guess I get to look forward to picking up my own trash Wednesday morning as it's once again blown all over my front lawn since we're not allowed to put it in actual trash cans. My house has lost 100k in value since I've moved here and I get a letter saying that my property taxes are going up yet again. This all makes clear and logical sense.
Verbal Sniper January 25, 2014 at 10:53 AM
Every time I think of moving back,I see this crap.
ARR67 January 25, 2014 at 11:05 AM
I get everyone's frustration on this, I'm with you & sometimes with the comments that are irrelevant to the case. Forget the Dream Act, forget ICE, forget their race (you don't their legal status). It has nothing to do with that. It has everything to do with the desire for this, & every drug sold here. It's B.S that property values have gone down, but not because of this. The economy sucks, & these scumbags are doing all they could to mess up up our youth, & our society. Give them what they deserve, & get them the hell out of here is what I say about them. However, there are major problems in Plainfield, Naperville, Oswego, & even Bolingbrook because of these jer***fs. These guys only come here because the addiction calls them.
BCD January 25, 2014 at 02:38 PM
ARR67, That comment went nowhere. It's BS that property values went down? After sifting through that comment yet again, I think I might need to be high to understand it. Good thing I don't have to go to Denny's anymore to get something. Now, I can simply hit up the promenade for heroin after enjoying some frozen yogurt.
ARR67 January 25, 2014 at 03:55 PM
BCD, now I know the effect these drugs have on the stupid. I could care less about your tears & why your house lost it's value, & that your taxes are going up. I'm merely stating that it's a shame that the value of our homes are going down in value. The value has nothing to do with the drug sales, it has to do with the economy being bad. Stop beating yourself up, I'm not going to explain it a third time.
BCD January 25, 2014 at 05:10 PM
ARR67, My tears, stop beating myself up, and not explaining it a 3rd time? The beauty of the internet in your case is pretending to have the audacity to say what you have to say in person, yet comfortably hide behind the keys of a message board. I assure you if we were to have this conversation face to face, you might lighten up a bit. You're out of your league.
ARR67 January 26, 2014 at 11:41 AM
BCD, you haven't a clue either because you're the same "behind the keys of a message board". Now you're taking the conversation off track, again, to prove what that you're some kind of tough guy? You have no clue what league I'm, & I have no problem saying this face to face to anyone. You assuring me sounds like you are threatening harm on me. If you are let me know, I'll make sure you get all my details, & we can meet so that you can show me the league you are in. If not, get back to the topic at hand. No cares about your threats.
Maori Tuakana January 26, 2014 at 11:48 AM
Can everyone shut up (BCD & ARR67)! You guys are boring, & not even talking about the article. Bunch of dopes (oops, I said dope). Hahaha!
BCD January 26, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Little defensive are we?


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