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CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- Two were arrested for drugs following a traffic stop Tuesday.

Charleston officers stopped a vehicle at 10:46 p.m. that day at the intersection of Fourth Street and Adams Avenue, according to police, which resulted in the arrest of William S. Danison, 32, of Newman and Stacey L. Barnes, 37, of Charleston.

Police report that a Charleston Police K-9 dog alerted on the vehicle, which resulted in a search of the vehicle. Evidence of methamphetamine and heroin possession were found during the search, police say.

Police note that Barnes was also found in possession of hypodermic syringes containing suspected heroin residue.

According to the police, Danison was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, specifically meth. Barnes was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, specifically heroin, and possession of drug equipment.

Both were sent to the Coles County jail pending bond. The Volkswagen driven by Danison during the stop was seized pending a vehicle seizure hearing, police state.

The East Central Illinois Drug Task Force assisted in the arrest.



Jarad Jarmon is a reporter for the JG-TC. He covers the city of Charleston, Eastern Illinois University, Mattoon schools and the Regional Office of Education.

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