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|Galesburg Men Jailed on Drug Charges
|Two local men are behind bars and facing charges after they were alleged to have drugs on them after a routine traffic stop by police.
Galesburg Police reports indicate 28-year old Daniel Ellington and 27-year old Daylan Ellington, both of Galesburg, were stopped by police on Sunday around 8pm near the 600 block of East Main Street. Police originally stopped the vehicle because the driver was alleged to have not been wearing a seatbelt.
When authorities ran a routine check to see if the subjects had any warrants out, it was determined they were on mandatory supervised release from the Illinois Department of Corrections. Police later searched the driver, Daylan, and found he allegedly had a bag of a green leafy substance which police say was cannabis.
They searched the passenger, Daniel, and allegedly found three small baggies containing, what police are calling, an off-white chunky substance which later allegedly tested positive for cocaine.
Police transported the men to the Knox County Jail to be processed. Upon clearing from the jail, the officer checked the back of his patrol car for anything substance that could have been in the back seat when he found three more baggies containing the off white chunky substance where Daniel Ellington was sitting in the patrol vehicle. Police were unable to determine who the baggies belonged to.
Daniel Ellington faces preliminary charges of Possession Of A Controlled Substance and Possession With Intent To Deliver while Daylan Ellington faces a charge of Possession of Cannabis.
Both men are now awaiting a court date.
|08 04 09 by Newsroom
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