SALINE CO. – A California man was jailed in Saline County on drug charges following a traffic stop in Johnson County on Monday.
According to a release from the Illinois State Police, a state trooper conducted a stop on I-24 Monday when a driver violated Scott’s Law. During the stop, the trooper observed indicators of possible criminal activity.
During further investigation, the driver, Manuel Bracamonte of San Diego, CA, was found without a valid driver’s license and had open alcohol in the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 814 grams of oxycodone pills. The pills are suspected to be counterfeit pills containing fentanyl.
Bracamonte was arrested for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, driving without a valid license, and illegal transportation of alcohol. He was incarcerated at the Saline County Jail.