Drug forfeiture made

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

EAST MOLINE (Aug. 25, 2010) -- Illinois State Police District 7 announced a significant cash seizure that occurred on I-80 West Bound at Mile Marker 18 (2 miles West of Geneseo).

On Wednesday at approximately 9:40 a.m., Illinois State Police Troopers stopped a maroon Honda sedan for following too closely on I-80 West Bound in the vicinity of Mile Marker 18.

During a vehicle search, $125,000 United States Currency (USC) was discovered. As a result of the initial investigation the 2009 Honda Civic and currency was seized under the Drug Forfeiture Act.

The occupants of the vehicle were Teresa Franco, 22, from Paramount, Calif. and Ivan Ortega, 28, Logan, Utah.

Both occupants were released from custody with arrests pending further investigation.