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ARGUED MAY 27, 2010-

Before BAUER, WOOD, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.

In late September or early October of 2005, Arthur Hudson received approximately 20 kilograms of cocaine on consignment from a person identified in the record below as “Individual A” at a Culver’s restaurant in Romeoville, Illinois. After this deal, “A” started cooperating with the Drug Enforcement Administration. On October 17, 2005, “A” and an undercover DEA agent met Hudson in a Walgreens parking lot in Romeoville to get the money Hudson owed for the previously fronted drugs. Hudson gave the informant the keys to his Chevy Impala and told him how to find the money inside the car’s “trap,” a hidden compartment. “A” and the agent found about $240,225 in cash and about 600 grams of powder cocaine and 80 grams of cocaine base in the form of crack cocaine inside the trap. The trio met again on October 18, 2005, this time with a payment of $92,495 being made through the use of the Chevy’s trap.

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