Illinois State Police seize heroin, cannabis and cocaine during routine traffic stop

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

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

drug charges.