State Police seize LSD, cannabis, U.S. currency in I-80 arrest

Ryan Watson
Ryan Watson

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GRUNDY COUNTY, Illinois — An Illinois State Police (ISP) District 5 trooper patrolling Interstate 80 in the area of Seneca Road uncovered 12 grams of cannabis, 25 hits of the controlled substance LSD and $14,950 in U.S. currency.

At 3:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, an ISP trooper initiated a traffic stop on a 2008 Chevrolet HHR for speeding. Upon speaking with the driver, the trooper detected an odor of cannabis inside the vehicle. Upon further investigation, the trooper uncovered 12 grams of cannabis, 25 hits of the controlled substance LSD and $14,950 in U.S. currency.

The driver, Ryan Watson, 21, of Summerland, California, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (Class X felony) and unlawful possession of cannabis. Watson was transported to the Grundy County jail.

ISP Troopers work hard and risk their lives daily to keep motorists and roads safe,” said ISP District 5 Commander Captain Darryl Bogard. “This is an example of our officers uncovering criminal drug activity during a routine traffic stop.”

Posted Jan. 28, 2015

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