Illinois State Police make one of the biggest cocaine busts in Illinois history.

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Suspicious Vehicle Pulled Over By Illinois State Police

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I always like to start out by saying, it's a good idea to avoid actions that will get you arrested. It's definitely not worth it. If you find it necessary to commit a crime, don't bring attention to yourself. That will only get you busted.

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There was an RV with out-of-state license plates driving on I-55 in central Illinois. The vehicle was missing mud flaps, so a state trooper pulled it over. When the police officer did a check, the registration was found to be suspended. This guy deserved to get arrested for being a dumb criminal committing a stupid crime.

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Illinois State Police K-9 Unit Brought In To Check Suspicious RV

The Illinois State Trooper thought there was more to the situation so he called in a K-9 unit. The police dog discovered drugs. The contraband was packed so that it would be sold on the street. There were 76 pounds of cocaine worth $3 million. The suspect explained he was delivering the illegal cargo to a warehouse in northern Illinois.

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Details About The $3 Million Drug Bust In Illinois

Illinois State Police conducted what officials are saying “could be one of the largest cocaine busts ever in McLean County” last week.

 

Perez could face up to 180 years in prison on both the counts he’s charged with.

 

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Famous Highway For Drug Trafficking

I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and went to college at Illinois State. I would take I-55 to travel to and from school. That highway was famous for drug traffickers. I would see cops busting dealers all the time.

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