A 31 year old California man was arrested on Monday in Fayette County, after it was discovered he allegedly had nearly a half million dollars worth of heroin in his possession.
In a release from the Fayette County State’s Attorney’s office, it states that on Monday in Fayette County, an Illinois State Trooper conducted a traffic stop o a vehicle driven by Raul Perea of Pamona, California. After receiving consent to search the vehicle, the trooper discovered several black vacuum sealed bags containing an unknown substance. The Fayette County State’s Attorney’s office says the substance was later tested by the Illinois State Police laboratory and was allegedly revealed to contain heroin. The release states the total weight seized was approximately 7.5 kilos with an estimated street value of $455,000.
As for Perea, he is being held in the Fayette County Jail after being charged with Controlled Substance Trafficking and Possession of Heroin with Intent to Deliver—both are Class X Felonies. Perea remains in the Fayette County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond.