A driver allegedly ran a red light at 95th and Southwest Highway, on December 27th, and the police stopped the vehicle shortly thereafter in the 6000 block of 95th Street.
The officer reported smelling “a strong odor of cannabis” and noted that the suspicion wasn’t off base when they saw a bag full of leafy green substance in the center console of the vehicle.
The driver allegedly identified himself as Oscar Nieves and the owner of the vehicle, Rotilio Nieves-Cordero was in the passenger seat of the front of the car.
Neither the passenger or the driver provided insurance, according to the police, who added that the driver said he didn’t have a driver’s license. The driver was taken into custody and the drugs in plain sight were confiscated.
In addition, the police claim that they found a bag containing white powder that they believe is cocaine. They also claim that six smaller bags contained 4.2 grams of cocaine. The Cigarillo was suspected to have cannabis and another bag with 4.1 grams of cannabis was allegedly found.
The police also inventoried a digital scale that they suspect had cocaine residue and $656 in cash.
After Oscar Nieves was fingerprinted, the police learned that his full name is Oscar Nieves Tepel. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with a controlled substance with intent to deliver, not having a valid driver’s license, disobeying a traffic control device, driving without insurance, and was given a citation for cannabis. The possession and possession with intent to deliver are felony charges.
Oscar Nieves-Tepel is a 26 year old Hispanic male who provided an Orland Park address to the police.