Illinois State Police issued more than 25,000 citations and investigated 92 fatalities in 2012 on roadways in the metro-east, according to information released Friday.
Troopers assisted 7,045 motorists and issued 25,461 citations and 13,043 warnings during the year in District 11, which covers the greater metro-east area, according to Trooper Mike Link.
In addition, local troopers investigated 2,883 crashes, including 79 fatal crashes that resulted in 92 deaths.
"District 11's commitments to keeping Illinois roadways and communities safe is demonstrated by the activity generated by District 11 troopers," Link stated.
Traffic stops resulted in 1,374 criminal arrests, including charges related to weapons, drug possession and trafficking, domestic battery and outstanding warrants.
District 11 troopers seized 660 pounds of cannabis, 37 kilograms of cocaine, 4 pounds of heroin, 8.5 pounds of ecstasy pills and $342,480 cash. Six vehicles and a house worth $800,000 also were seized due to drug trafficking.
Other criminal activity discovered during traffic stops included finding 96 fraudulent debit/credit cards with a credit card scanner, locating a missing child who was abducted, and finding six counterfeit $100 bills.
District 11 includes Madison, St. Clair, Clinton, Bond and Monroe counties.