Three men on their way to rob cocaine from a stash house instead landed in the federal lockup, officials said.
Nieko "Yogi" Hadley, 20, of 811 Gage St., Justin "Fatman" Davila, 23, of 565 Elwood Ave., and Davila's brother Jason Davila, 21, of the same Elwood Avenue address, all were charged with conspiring to intent with the intent to distribute cocaine.
The younger Davila does not have a funny nickname, according to the feds.
The three men were arrested Monday night as they were traveling north from Joliet to rob cocaine from a stash house, according to a criminal complaint filed against them. They got not farther than Romeoville, the complaint said.
Hadley and the Davilas were set up by a snitch, according to the complaint. They were hoping to hit it big with the drop ripoff, and were on their way there with guns hidden in the air filter of their car when federal agents swooped in and scooped them up.
The three men were under surveillance from before they departed for the planned robbery, the complaint said.
The three Joliet men were taken into custody as part of a massive operation undertaken by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security, and other agencies, according to a statement released by the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Agents arrested 26 reputed Latin Kings, according to the statement, and another 17 fugitives are still wanted.
An unreleased amount of cash and 13 firearms were seized as part of the operation, the statement said.