Another drug arrest near Atkinson

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

(Aug. 24, 2010) -- Illinois State Police District 7 announced a significant drug arrest that occurred on I-80 East Bound at Mile Marker 27 (Atkinson).

On Monday, Aug. 23, at approximately 11 a.m., Illinois State Police Troopers stopped a truck tractor semi-trailer for a motor carrier safety violation on I-80 East Bound in the vicinity of Mile Marker 27. During a vehicle search, approximately 248 pounds of cannabis was discovered. The sole occupant/driver of the vehicle was taken into custody.

Through an ongoing investigation the vehicle was taken out of state to its delivery location where another arrest was made.

Due to this ongoing investigation, no other information can be released at this time.