$790,000 worth of cocaine seized on I-70

8:55 AM, Aug 31, 2012   |    comments
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Madison County, IL (KSDK) - Illinois State Police say they seized $790,000 worth of cocaine Wednesday morning on eastbound Interstate 70.

Captain Brad Parsons, District 11 Commander says 7.9 kilograms of cocaine was seized around 8:40 a.m. near Pierron after an ISP trooper stopped a white SUV for speeding and following too closely.

During the investigation the trooper had reason to believe there was criminal activity, so as a precaution he asked for an ISP K-9 to arrive at the scene.

The K-9 identified the presence of an illegal substance, and a search of the vehicle uncovered seven cellophane-wrapped bundles with around 7.9 kilograms of cocaine.

The driver of the car, a 24-year-old female, and her passenger, a 28-year-old man, were arrested for drug trafficking.

The two have not been officially charged with a crime, so NewsChannel 5 is withholding their names.


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