Peoria man facing Drug, Weapons charges in Knox County

A Peoria man is facing a slew of charges after drugs and weapons were located by law enforcement after a traffic stop.

According to the Knox County Sheriff’s Department, 22-year-old Jaylon I. Waldon was arrested after deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling 87 miles-per-hour on Interstate 74, well above the 70 mph speed limit.

During the course of the Thursday, November 19, traffic stop, deputies alleged they located a modified 12-gauge shotgun, 29 medical use only THC pens, and eight bags of cannabis with approximately 400 grams of cannabis.

Knox County Circuit Court records indicate that Walden is being charged with four felonies. Those include the most severe, a Class X charge of Armed Violence. Other charges include Class 2 charge of Manufacture/Delivery of Cannabis between 500-2000 grams, Class 3 charge of Possession of Cannabis between 500-2000 grams, and Class 4 charge of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for December 14 at the Knox County Courthouse.

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