‘At least’ 12 guns, cocaine, fentanyl, cash seized as feds raid Wicker Park home

Hugo Pinzon, weapons allegedly seized from his home, and a picture of a baby resting on $100 bills posted to his Facebook page. (Facebook, U.S. District Court records)

CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors have filed charges against a Wicker Park man after investigators found “at least a dozen firearms” and “distribution quantities” of cocaine, fentanyl, and marijuana in his home last week, officials said Tuesday.

Hugo Pinzon, 34, is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. A federal complaint identifies the substance as cocaine.

In the complaint, a Homeland Security investigator said Pinzon had repeatedly sold drugs to a confidential informant since January. The informant, who had an extensive criminal background, died in a traffic crash on March 5.

He informed authorities in January that a man known as “Hugo” or “Juiceman” was selling cocaine in the Chicagoland area, the investigator’s complaint said.

Agents arranged for the informant to buy thousands of dollars worth of cocaine from Pinzon on different dates earlier this year, according to the complaint.

Last Thursday, April 4, investigators executed a search warrant at Pinzon’s home in the 1500 block of North Western. They found more than 12 pounds of bulk cocaine, a money counter, a vacuum sealer, and assorted firearms and ammunition magazines, the complaint said.

A woman who lived in the home allegedly told investigators that Pinzon lived there with her and their four-year-old son.

He is scheduled to appear for a detention hearing on Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole.

Original reporting you’ll see nowhere else, paid for by our readers. Click here to support our work.

About CWBChicago 6713 Articles
CWBChicago was created in 2013 by five residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown who had grown disheartened with inaccurate information that was being provided at local Community Policing (CAPS) meetings. Our coverage area has expanded since then to cover Lincoln Park, River North, The Loop, Uptown, and other North Side Areas. But our mission remains unchanged: To provide original public safety reporting with better context and greater detail than mainstream media outlets. Our editorial email address is news@cwbchicago.com