BUSTED: Illinois men arrested in Kenosha, in possession of crystal meth

KENOSHA (WITI) -- Two Illinois men were busted -- arrested and taken to jail on felony charges of possession with intent to deliver crystal meth after law enforcement officials in Kenosha conducted a "controlled purchase" on Wednesday morning, August 27th.

Shortly after 10:00 a.m., members of the Kenosha Drug Operations Group, the Milwaukee DEA, the Kenosha Police Department's Gang Intelligence Unit, Kenosha police officers and a Kenosha County Sheriff's Department K9 Deputy Sheriff conducted the controlled purchase, and subsequent arrests.

The arrests occurred in the 8000 block of 60th Avenue.

Police say 30-year-old Omar Villalobos of Harvey, Illinois and 33-year-old Jesus Flores of Posen, Illinois were taken into custody. They are being held at the Kenosha County Jail on felony charges of possession with intent to deliver meth.

Law enforcement officials searched their vehicle and inside a cooler in the trunk, discovered two, one-pound packages of crystal meth wrapped in several layers of cellophane.

Officials say one package weighed 560 grams, and another weighed 464 grams. The crystal meth weighed 926 grams without the exterior packaging -- a little over two pounds.

Officials say two pounds of crystal meth is valued at $24,000.