Saturday, April 22, 2017

Chicago Police Serve Search Warrant - Find Large Drug Operation in 20th District



On April 22nd, 2017, Chicago Police Spokesman Anthony (AJ) Guglielmi tweeted that a suspect named Reggie C. Catayong had been arrested after following a Chicago Police Officer after court and threatening that officer. Chicago Police had obtained a search warrant for Catayong's home after that incident, and found what Guglielmi said was a "significant drug operation inside his home"

Reggie C. Catayong - Chicago Police Department Photo
This is the significant drug operation Chicago Police discovered with their search warrant


This is Reggie Catayong's Arrest from March 26th, 2017 at 4870 N. Francisco on beat 2031.


This is Reggie Catayong's Cook County Jail Individual Inmate Report. Reggie has been held by the Cook County Circuit Court with NO BOND.

Apparently, the County Sheriff was updating the record when Chicago-One checked-in on Catayong. The full record should be up within 24 hours.

Edit - 3:08PM, 22 April 2017 NBC Chicago reports the following facts:

Catayong was charged with one count of harassing a witness, six counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of marijuana possession over 5 kilograms and one count of possession of hypodermic needles – all felonies, authorities said. He was also charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of a replica firearm


42-year-old Jack Artinian, of the 2200 block of W. Farwell Ave. in the West Rogers Park neighborhood, was charged with one felony count of harassing a witness, according to police. Both men are accused of following the officer in a vehicle as the officer left court in the 2400 block of W. Belmont Ave. in the city’s Lake View neighborhood, then following the officer more than three miles north to the 2800 block of W. Catalpa Ave., where police said Catayong shouted “We’re going to get you!” at the officer while in traffic around 2 p.m. 

The two were subsequently stopped and taken into custody in the alley of the 5100 block of N. Troy St. in the city's North Park neighborhood. Police say Artinian was driving the vehicle that followed the officer.

BOND COURT

Information from the bond court hearing is courtesy of Liam Ford and Will Lee at the Chicago Tribune

Catayong was in bond court today at 26th & California. Today, we learned that 
when the tactical officers executed the search warrant, they found about 20 pounds of marijuana, about 200 ounces of liquid THC (the primary chemical that causes the marijuana high), about 13 ounces of narcotic mushrooms, 3 ounces of cocaine and almost 20 ounces of liquid steroids, according to a police spokesman. Other drugs included 153 miscellaneous pills, 46 steroid pills and 17 MDMA or ecstasy pills.

Police confiscated a replica handgun and $14,333 in cash, 2 gold bars, 18 silver bars worth about $1,800 each, two gold pieces, 51 rare coins, 62 dollar coins, 26 half-dollar coins and 73 casino chips, according to police. Catayong has also been charged with felony possession of hypodermic needles.

Jack Artinian has been held in Cook County Jail in lieu of 1 Million dollars bond. Artinian was in bond court yesterday.

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