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Local man charged with cocaine trafficking 

Two California men have been charged in Effingham County, Illinois, with felony counts of controlled substance trafficking, according to XFM in Illinois.

A 31-year-old, Ivan Ochoa of Paso Robles, and 25-year-old, Miguel Escamilla of Madeira, California, were arrested by Illinois State Police Sunday in Effingham. Each man is accused of possessing more than 900 grams of cocaine, but the Effingham County State’s Attorney’s Office said the actual amount could have exceeded 35,000 grams.

The type of felony charged means mandatory prison time should a conviction result.

Escamilla and Ochoa are due in court Thursday for a status hearing. Bond for each man was set at $500,000.

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