110 pounds of cannabis seized

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Illinois State Police District 7 announced a significant drug arrest that occurred on I-80 at Mile Marker 15 on Sunday.

On Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at approximately 9:20 a.m., Illinois State Police troopers stopped a black Chrysler four door for speeding on I-80 East Bound in the vicinity of Mile Marker 15 (four miles west of Geneseo).

During a vehicle search, approximately 110 pounds of cannabis was located. The sole occupant/driver of the vehicle was taken into custody.

The driver, David A. Whitfield, 35, is from Belcamp, Md.

Whitfield was transported to Henry County Jail on charges of possession of cannabis and cannabis trafficking. He is being held on a $2 million bond.

Whitfield is presumed innocent of all charges until proven in a court of law.