Incident: Significant drug seizure
Interstate 55 northbound at milepost 126, Logan County
Date, time: April 17, 3:44 p.m.
Individual involved: Jose Luis Hernandez Nunez, 51-year-old
male, Greenfield, Mo.
Narrative: On Friday at approximately 3:44 p.m., an Illinois
State Police trooper observed a purple 1999 Kenworth truck-tractor
with a cracked windshield and flatbed trailer traveling northbound
on Interstate 55 near milepost 126. The trooper initiated a traffic
stop for the observed equipment violation and to conduct a motor
carrier safety inspection. During the traffic stop, a K-9 officer
arrived on scene and conducted a free air sniff of the unit. The K-9
alerted to the unit, and a subsequent search revealed approximately
40 kilos of cocaine.
Hernandez Nunez was arrested for possession of a controlled
substance, manufacture-delivery of a controlled substance and
calculated criminal drug conspiracy. He was transported to the Logan
The public is reminded that anyone is presumed innocent until
charges are proven in a court of law.
[Text from file received from Illinois
State Police District 9]