Three arrested after drugs discovery

Three individuals are in the Knox County Jail after having detention hearings Monday after the discovery of drugs during a traffic stop.

Bail was set over the weekend at $10,000 for 29-year-old Kelly Cox of Monmouth, 28-year-old Adrian Jackson and 23-year-old Dylan Watkins, both of Galesburg, in Knox County Circuit Court.

Watkins faces the most severe charges, including Class 1 felony Manufacturing or Delivery of Cocaine under 15 grams and Class 2 Meth Delivery under five grams among other, lesser charges.

Cox is charged with Class 4 felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Jackson faces Class 3 Meth Possession under five grams and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

According to Galesburg Police, the three were arrested early Saturday morning after officers, while on patrol, observed a vehicle being driven by Watkins to have an out registration light.

Officers learned that Jackson had an outstanding warrant, and a Knox County K9 unit alerted to the presence of drugs after performing a free-air sniff test.

Searches were conducted and, according to the police report, Watkins had about 20 Vicodin pills on him and around 1.7 grams of what would field test positive for cocaine. Additionally, police found Methadone, a digital scale, baggies, $1,168 in U.S. currency, a samurai sword, and a black 12-inch knife.

Public defenders were appointed for all three.

Cox is due back in court on May 15th for a bond rehearing and on May 20th for a preliminary hearing. Jackson and Watkins had their preliminary hearings scheduled for May 21st.

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