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Four Pounds of Cannabis Seized In Mt. Vernon Traffic Stop

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

Mt. Vernon/Jefferson County Narcotics Division Detectives have arrested three occupants of a car after approximately four pounds of cannabis and a large amount of U.S. Currency was found following a traffic stop.   

The driver of the car, 24-year-old Jerrel Stockstill of Mound City and passengers 30-year-old Michael Brooks of Tinley Park and 30-year-old Joseph Oliver of Mt. Vernon, were all taken to the Jefferson County Justice Center on charges of possession of between 500 and 2,000 grams of cannabis with intent to deliver.  Stockstill was also charged with obstructing justice for allegedly lying about his name and traffic charges.  

Detectives were conducting surveillance of a residence on Mannen Street when they observed a suspicious vehicle in the area.  The vehicle was later stopped after detectives saw it commit a traffic violation.  When speaking to the driver, detectives noted an overwhelming odor of cannabis coming from the vehicle.  

The three were removed from the vehicle and secured due to the strong odor.  A search then allegedly turned up the cannabis and currency.    

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