Crime

State police seize more than 140 pounds of cocaine during traffic stop

Emigdio Penuelas-Medina
Emigdio Penuelas-Medina

Police seized more than a million dollars’ worth of cocaine in a traffic stop Saturday.

Illinois State Police stopped a rental truck on Saturday afternoon on Interstate 70 near St. Elmo. During the stop, approximately more than 140 pounds of suspected cocaine was discovered, at a street value of approximately $1.1 million.

The driver was Emigdio Penuelas-Median, 53, of Las Vegas. He has been charged with trafficking a controlled substance and was in custody at the Fayette County Jail.

Elizabeth Donald: 618-239–2507, @BNDedonald
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