Sky high: Couple brought 62 pounds of cocaine to Chicago on a flight from LA, officials say

Chania Logan (Cook County Sheriff’s Office, COPA)

CHICAGO — An Indianapolis woman and her companion brought nearly 62 pounds of cocaine on a flight from Los Angeles to Midway Airport last week, only to be intercepted by a federal law enforcement task force when they landed.

One group of investigators seized the couple’s luggage while others approached them in the baggage claim area, according to a Drug Enforcement Administration statement.

Investigators found 31 pounds of suspected cocaine in luggage claimed by Chania Logan, 27, of Indianapolis, the agency said. The man ran away when agents tried to speak with him, and he remains at large. But officials allegedly found nearly 31 pounds of cocaine inside two bags he left behind.

Logan is charged in state court with trafficking a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Judge William Fahy ordered her to go on electronic monitoring while she awaits trial. However, defendants cannot be on electronic monitoring outside of Cook County, so Logan will remain in the county jail until she either finds a local address or another judge removes the electronic monitoring requirement.

Logan is not the first person to face accusations of smuggling large amounts of drugs onto flights to Midway.

When a 55-year-old man was charged in October with carrying (coincidentally) 62 pounds of cocaine in his luggage at Midway, officials said the cache had a street value of $3,518,125. The accused man, Terrence Slaughter, is scheduled for a bench trial next month.

Last month, two men were each sentenced to 12 years in prison for carrying 44 pounds of cocaine into the airport, also on a flight from Los Angeles. One of the men allegedly told investigators that they were paid to accompany the luggage to Chicago.

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