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A few months too early for decriminalization: Major pot bust made in Grayville

Posted by on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 @ 1:43 pm.

From Grayville PD's Facebook page

GRAYVILLE, Ill. - Apparently a big pot delivery just couldn't wait until January 1, 2020, when weed gets decriminalized in Illinois.

However, this amount of weed would likely have gotten a local guy hemmed up anyway, as you will see.

As announced on their Facebook page, Grayville PD, following a traffic stop on Monday (June 10, 2019) took one Avery A. McKinney, 23 of Fairfield, into custody on charges of more than 2000g but less than 5000g of Cannabis.

The post notes that at approximately 10:30 p.m. that night, Officer Shannon Trusty had been stationary near the Road Ranger station. After watching what appeared to be suspicious activity located in the Road Ranger parking lot, two vehicles left the property. After both vehicles entered Stephenson Street, the driver of a 1997 Chevrolet 1500 truck failed to stop at the stop sign located at Stephenson and S. Court streets. Officer Trusty then initiated a traffic stop along S. Court St. just north of Road Ranger on that vehicle.

Once making contact with the driver (McKinney), Officer Trusty located a box that she had seen being placed by McKinney inside his vehicle just prior.

Once questioning McKinney about the box, McKinney finally admitted to cannabis being inside the box. McKinney was asked to step out of the vehicle and gave consent to search the vehicle and box. Officer Trusty located what appeared to be a very large quantity of packaged cannabis inside the box. Upon field testing the substance, it did indeed test positive for cannabis. McKinney was then placed under arrest and transported to the White County Jail.

Once at the jail a preliminary weighing of the cannabis was conducted which resulted in approximately 4500 grams of cannabis.

Chief Roy Mann opined in the Facebook post that this is no doubt the largest quantity of cannabis this department has ever seized and possibly in the area...and he gave worthy props to the officers involved.

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