The Illinois State Police recently announced the completion of a patrol-focused initiative. The initiative focused on increasing safety on the highway and reducing the amount of criminal activity taking place on Illinois interstates.
The initiative was carried out on September 7th through the 9th on Interstates 57 and 70. Nineteen arrests were made for various offenses during the initiative, while two arrests were for individuals who were wanted on warrants. A large amount of drugs were also seized during the initiative including, ten ecstasy pills, over 8 and a half pounds of cannabis, and small amounts of Methamphetamine and LSD.
Deputy Director of the Illinois State Police Division of Operations, Colonel Tad Williams said, “These initiatives are designed to provide extra patrol coverage on our roadways to ensure safe travels for the motoring public. Troopers remain vigilant for suspicious activities during their contacts with motorists and should be commended for the removal of those involved in criminal activities and transporting contraband on Illinois roadways.”
Illinois State Police troopers issued 215 written warnings and 20 traffic citations. 37 motorist assists and 23 motor carrier safety inspections were carried out as well.