|Brandon West (inset) is charged with a series of Class X felonies after a raid on his Streeterville apartment.|
Finding party drugs may be just a little more difficult tonight after Chicago police raided a Streeterville high-rise apartment on Thursday morning.
A 23-year-old man who claimed to be “just an accountant” is in custody, police said.
Officers raided Brandon K. West’s 36th-floor apartment in the 400 block of North McClurg at 9:45 a.m. yesterday. They detained West and started searching his unit.
Cops say they recovered 35 pounds of weed and liquid THC worth $158,550 inside two bedroom safes. Also recovered were 1.5 pounds of suspected crack cocaine; 72 suspected ecstasy pills; and two liters of suspect Codeine along with three loaded handguns, $12,162 cash, three scales, and a currency counter, police said.
Prosecutors today charged West with Class X felony manufacture-delivery of over 5000 grams of cannabis; Class X felony manufacture-delivery of cocaine or an analog; Class X manufacture-delivery of ecstasy; and felony manufacture-delivery with intent. A judge this afternoon ordered him held without bond.