A man arrested for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance allegedly told police officers that he was selling prescription pills to pay for child support.
The Oak Lawn police claim Gabriel Torres made the admission while in custody at the police station after officers told him that text messages relating to the sale of prescription pills were showing up on his cell phone.
Torres ended up at the police station on July 5th after the police claim he switched lanes without signaling and caught their attention. A passenger in the car didn’t help matters because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.
The officer thought Torres was very nervous claiming that the man was shaking as he retrieved his license from his wallet. He allegedly couldn’t provide proof of insurance. As the officer was was writing citations to Gabriel, the K9 officer arrived on the scene.
During a search, the police claim that they found 1 vape pen containing cannabis oil and a wad of cash containing several $20 bills on Torres. The car allegedly contined several more vape pens with cannabis oil and a prescription bottle with pills. The police allege that the pills included 31 hydrocodone pills and one Alprazolam pill.
The passengers in the car were released. Garbriel Torres, a 31 year old Hispanic male with an Evergreen Park address was the only one charged.