A Chicago man is being held at the Racine County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond after he was caught with several kilograms of cocaine.

Raul Loza, 33, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with possession with intent to deliver cocaine (greater than 40 grams) and obstructing a police officer. Loza is also known as Raul Loza-Ortega and Sergio Peralez.

If convicted of both charges, Loza faces up to 40 years, nine months in prison and/or fines up to $110,000.

According to the criminal complaint, investigators with the City of Racine Police Department learned about a large amount of cocaine being delivered by Loza. When investigators detained him, Loza gave police a fake New Jersey Driver’s License with a false name.

The car had 3.4 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside a trap compartment inside the door panel. The street value of the drugs is about $341,000.

Loza’s preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Aug. 1.


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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.