More than quarter-million dollars in pot, cocaine found

Peoria Man Faces Felony Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

By WEEK Producer

Peoria Man Faces Felony Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

August 1, 2013 Updated Aug 1, 2013 at 9:09 PM CDT

Eureka - Early Thursday morning, an Illinois State Police Trooper's traffic stop on I-74 turned into a drug bust.

Arrested was 49-year old Eugene Riley of Peoria.

Police say they found 43.5 pounds of suspected cannabis and approximately 986 grams of suspected cocaine in the car Riley was in.

The approximate street value of the suspected cannabis is $240,000 and the approximate street value of the suspected cocaine is $110,000.

Riley faces charges of Unlawful Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Deliver and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver.

Both are Class X felonies.

The approximate street value of the suspected cannabis is $240,000 and the approximate street value of the suspected cocaine is $110,000.

The driver of the car, 34 year old Pamela Goings of Peoria was issued traffic citations and released.

Riley was taken to the Woodford County Jail.

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