Illinois State Police seize heroin, cannabis and cocaine during routine traffic stop
Illinois State Police District 18 stopped a Black 2006
Jeep on September 10, 2011, at 4:12 p.m. on Interstate 55 heading
southbound towards Litchfield.
An ISP Trooper stopped the Jeep for speeding and smelled the odor of
marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle. Pursuant to a search of the
Jeep, Troopers seized nearly 5 pounds of heroin, 185 grams of cocaine, and
2 grams of marijuana. The heroin was hidden in a concealed compartment
built into the Jeep.
“The Illinois State Police acknowledges the on-going law enforcement
partnership with Litchfield Police, the South Central Illinois Drug Task
Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration in this investigation,” said
District 18 Captain Scott Compton.
Police arrested the offender, Terence X. Jones, 29, of Chicago, on federal