Long Island Man Faces Up to 60 Years for Alleged Cocaine Trafficking


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Grundy County, IL – James Almonte, 27, from Long Island, New York, could be sentenced to up to 60 years in prison after a traffic stop on Interstate 80 led to multiple allegations of drug-related charges. 

According to the Grundy County Proactive Unit, Almonte was arrested near Morris on Interstate 80 at approximately 5:45 p.m. on February 28th for the alleged unlawful delivery and possession of over 900 grams of cocaine, in addition to cannabis-related offenses.

Almonte faces charges of a class X felony for the delivery of cocaine, a class one felony for possession of cocaine, and a class four felony for possession of cannabis. During the traffic stop that led to his arrest, he was allegedly found with one kilogram of suspected cocaine.

Following his arrest, Almonte was released from Grundy County Jail under specific pre-trial conditions.


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