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Traffic Stops Lead Troopers to Big Busts of Meth, Heroin, and Marijuana

Posted by wlpo on October 29, 2016

Three routine traffic stops along Interstate 80 would turn out to be 3 big drug busts for police, one of them record-breaking.

During a 24-hour period police arrested the three men, all from outside Illinois. According to the NewsTribune, 33-year old Edgar Coronel from California was found by police to be in possession of more than 13 pounds of crystal meth. That amount was by a wide margin the most “finished crystal meth” ever found in LaSalle County.

Police also busted 45-year old Reginald Reeder of Arizona after a traffic stop along I-80. Reeder was allegedly caught with more than 3 pounds of heroin, which was the second-biggest bust for that drug in the county.

Lastly, a California man was caught on I-80 with more than 500 pounds of pot. State troopers arrested 56-year old Lehel Garami after finding the drugs following a routine traffic stop.

All three men were taken to the LaSalle County Jail. Coronel and Reeder are being held on $2 million bond and, if convicted, face between 15 and 60 years in prison. Garami is being held on $1 million bond and could get between 6 and 30 years in prison if convicted.

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