Aurora man charged after police intercept shipment of heroin

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Avran Lechuga | Kane County sheriff’s office

Authorities seized more than $2.1 million in heroin and arrested a west suburban Aurora man Sunday during a drug investigation.

Kane County sheriff’s deputies intercepted a package containing heroin at the Aurora Transportation Center, at 233 N. Broadway, spokesman Lt. Pat Gengler said.

Detectives allowed the package to be picked up, and it was taken to a home in the 700 block of Superior Street, Gengler said.

Once it arrived, they arrested 26-year-old Avran Lechuga, a resident of the home who had picked up the package from the transportation center, police said.

Authorities seized a total of 4.67 pounds of heroin from the home, worth an estimated $2.1 million, Gengler said. Deputies also seized $7,600 in cash and a .22 caliber handgun.

Lechuga is charged with three class X felonies for the trafficking, manufacture and delivery, and possession of a controlled substance, police said.

He was ordered held on a $5 million bond and will next appear in court at the St. Charles Courthouse June 24.

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