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Crime & Courts

DeKalb police seize 22 kilos of cocaine

DeKALB – Two Phoenix men are being held on $10 million bond after authorities found them with 22 kilograms of cocaine at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport.

Airport officials called DeKalb police about 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 to report two suspicious subjects, according to a news release from the DeKalb Police Department. Police arrived while the pair was waiting for their limousine to arrive. They gave conflicting accounts about their business in the area, and a police dog alerted on two of their bags, police said.

Police released Terance T. Prigge, 53, and Matthew B. Gruender, 52, but took their bags and obtained a search warrant, the news release states. Police later found 22 individually wrapped kilograms of cocaine.

Officials with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency located and arrested Prigge and Gruender last week.

They were charged with controlled substance trafficking, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. If convicted of the most serious charge, they could be sentenced to between 30 and 60 years in prison.

Also assisting in the investigation were: Illinois State Police, Northern Illinois Police Department, DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office, and the Department of Homeland Security.

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