Williamson County Deputies Find Man with Meth at Traffic Stop, Make Arrest

MARION – A man was recently cited on drug charges after Williamson County Sheriff’s deputies saw a vehicle commit several traffic violations in the area of Stotlar Road east of Illinois 37 between Marion and Johnston City.

According to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, deputies stopped the vehicle and while speaking with those inside it, they admitted to having drugs and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Deputies asked those inside to get out of the vehicle. One of the passengers, Jordan A. Travelstead, became argumentative.

Deputies opened the back driver’s side door of the vehicle and told Travelstead to get out. Travelstead reached for his pants pockets and deputies saw a firearm.

A deputy grabbed the handle of the firearm and threw it to the ground. Travelstead was secured in handcuffs and then searched.

Located inside of Travelstead’s right pants pocket was a glass smoking device containing a white residue which later field tested positive for methamphetamine.

The firearm, which appeared to have been real, was later determined to be a look-alike Co2 BB gun.

A probable cause search of the vehicle located a bag containing methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and Travelstead’s wallet (with his identification) where he had been seated.

Travelstead was cited for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was taken to the Williamson County Jail.

Jordan A. Travelstead (Photo credit: Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Facebook)

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