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 width=Illinois State Police District 18 stopped a Black 2006 Jeep on September 10, shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Interstate 55 heading southbound towards Litchfield, Illinois.

An ISP Trooper on patrol observed the vehicle driving at a high rate of speed in excess of 80 mph in a 65 mph zone and curbed the vehicle. The Trooper detected a strong odor of cannabis emanating from the vehicle.

Upon further investigation, the Trooper located 185 grams of cocaine and 2 grams of marijuana.

“Crime has no boundaries on Illinois highways, and these officers were able to detect and dismantle drug trafficking through the hidden surface of a trap door,” said District 18 Captain Scott Compton.

Police arrested the offender, Terence X. Jones, 29, of Chicago, on federal drug charges.

Illinois State Police acknowledge the on-going law enforcement partnership with Litchfield Police, the South Central Illinois Drug Task Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration in this investigation.

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