Police Uncover Illegal Narcotics in Hidden Compartment
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, IL – 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, Illinois.
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.