A routine traffic stop in Grayville Monday night resulted in the alleged seizure of more than 41 grams of cannabis and a stop in Carmi led to the seizure of more than 10 grams of cannabis.
A Grayville Police Department incident report said an officer on patrol stopped a Ford Explorer pulling a trailer near Illinois 1 and Interstate 64 around 10:17 p.m. after the officer observed the trailer had no operable taillights.
The driver was identified in the report as 25-year-old Jeffery A. Horn of Marine City, Mich. He allegedly admitted to the officer he and other occupants of the vehicle had smoked cannabis earlier in the day.
Grayville's K-9, "Tara," allegedly made a positive indication on the vehicle for the presence of an illegal substance and a subsequent search led to the seizure. The report noted the cannabis was wrapped in a vapor-sealed container.
The four passengers in the vehicle were released from custody. Horn was taken to the City-County Jail in Carmi where he was lodged pending the setting of bail on a preliminary class 4 felony charge of unlawful possession of more than 30 but less than 500 grams of cannabis.
White County Deputy Scott Cantrell stopped a Chevrolet pickup on Main Street in Carmi near Dairy Queen around 9:35 p.m. Monday. The driver was identified as Michael E. Cantu, while the passenger was identified as Timothy A. Cox, both 33 and both of Clyde, Ohio.
Cantrell alleged in his report he could detect the odor of cannabis inside the pickup and noticed a container inside a door that appeared to contain cannabis. A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of about a half-ounce of cannabis and a smoking pipe from a backpack that the report said belonged to Cox. The container in the door was also seized and it as confirmed in the report that it contained a small amount of cannabis.
Both men were booked at the City-County Jail on misdemeanor cannabis possession charges and released after they posted $150 cash bail.
The report noted the pickup was one of long line of vehicles containing enthusiasts traveling to southern Illinois for this weekend's Insane Clown Posse "Gathering of the Juggalos."