An Aurora man, charged with selling cocaine in La Salle County, doesn't want prosecutors to use recordings of him as evidence at trial.
Derrick R. Aquino Jr., 25, was charged Feb. 5 in La Salle County with cocaine dealing. He is also charged in Kane County, where he is being held. Aquino needs $200,000 cash to make bond.
This week, Aquino's attorney filed papers asking Circuit Judge Cynthia Raccuglia to prohibit the prosecution from using video and audo recordings made by a confidential police informant, saying the recordings were made in violation of law. Aquino's next court hearing is Friday, May 18.
Aquino, who had a Marseilles address in past years, was on probation for burglary at the time he was charged. The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team and the Kane County Sheriff's Office handled the investigation into Aquino.