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ISP D-21 Arrest

Ashkum, IL- Illinois State Police District 21 is reporting the arrest of Christopher D. Peters, 19, from Clifton, Il., for possession of cannabis less than 2.5 grams, driving while suspended, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an alcoholic beverage by a minor, and no valid FOID card.


On February 15th, 2013 at approximately 4:35 P.M. an Illinois State Trooper observed a subject known to have a suspended driver’s license traveling in the area of US Route 45/52 and I 57.  The trooper confirmed that his license was in fact suspended.  The trooper conducted a traffic stop. The trooper spoke with the driver, 19 year old, Christopher D. Peters, from Clifton, IL.  Peters advised the trooper that he did not have a valid driver’s license.

Peters was placed under arrest for driving with a suspended driver’s license.  The trooper conducted an inventory of the vehicle.  The trooper located an open flask which contained an alcoholic beverage, a small amount of cannabis, a metal drug pipe and several rounds of ammunition.  The trooper was also advised that Peters did not possess and Illinois F.O.I.D card.  Peters was transported to the Jerome Combs Detention center for processing.  Peter’s custody was released over to the correctional officers. 

Peters was cited for possession of cannabis less than 2.5 grams, driving while suspended, and possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an alcoholic beverage by a minor, and no valid FOID card.

“The public is reminded that criminal defendants are presumed innocent until the government is able to prove its charges in court beyond a reasonable doubt.”

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